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sebum

 [se´bum]
the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands, whose ducts open into the hair follicles. It is composed of fat and epithelial debris from the cells of the malpighian layer, and it lubricates the skin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

se·bum

(sē'bŭm),
The secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[L. tallow]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sebum

(sē′bəm)
n.
The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material.
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se·bum

(sē'bŭm)
The secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[L. tallow]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sebum

The secretion of the SEBACEOUS GLANDS. Sebum is chemically complex and consists mainly of triacyl glycerols, wax esters and squalene. Blackheads (comedones) are plugs of sebum, the darkened tips being due to oxidation.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sebum

see SEBACEOUS GLAND.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Sebum

An oily skin moisturizer produced by sebaceous glands.
Mentioned in: Acne
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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* DRM01, a topical sebum inhibitor that inhibits acetyl coenzyme-A carboxylase, an enzyme involved in the synthesis of fatty acids.
High levels of androgens also lead to an increased production of sebum in the skin, resulting in acne development.
Sebum has characteristic IR signal of an ester bond at 1740 [cm.sup.-1] , and protein has that of Amide I at 1650 [cm.sup.-1].
"Therefore, it would be intriguing to identify the sebaceous gland activity and sebum signatures during childhood in conjunction with sequence-based mycobiome analysis."
Resemblance to sebum: Its properties are of similar to human sebum makes it unique when compared to other seed oils.
These glands make oil (sebum) that keeps the skin supple and smooth.
Production of oil (sebum) is increased by sex hormones, hence the appearance of acne at adolescence.
It has keratolytic action and is widely used in skin with acne or excessive sebum secretion.
Starting with the cleansing shampoo, the treatment gets rid of any sebum that clogs up your hair follicles.
Les hormones androgenes permettent aux glandes sebacees de la peau de secreter une substance huileuse portant le nom de sebum. L'acne est en partie causee par cette surproduction de sebum qui survient naturellement durant l'adolescence.
Conventional TPE materials based on styrenic block copolymers (SBC), i.e., TPS, are attacked by non-polar chemicals that exist in sebum and/or skin-care products.