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sweat glands

[TA]
the coiled glands of the skin that secrete sweat so as to enable evaporative cooling in a hot environment, or in response to emotion.

sweat glands

(swet glandz) [TA]
The coiled glands of the skin that secrete the sweat.

sweat glands

Tiny, coiled tubular glands deep in the skin that open either directly on to the surface or into hair follicles and secrete a salty liquid. Apocrine glands occur only on hairy areas and open into hair follicles. Apocrine sweat contains organic matter that can be decomposed by skin bacteria and cause odours. Eccrine glands open on the surface, especially of the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.

Boerhaave,

Hermann, Dutch physician, 1668-1738.
Boerhaave glands - Synonym(s): sweat glands
Boerhaave syndrome - spontaneous rupture of the lower esophagus, a variant of Mallory-Weiss syndrome.
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An invasive surgery called endoscopic sympathectomy is performed using tools and making incisions to damage nerves in the chest that are connected to the underarm sweat glands. The effect of this surgery lasts for about five to 10 years.
Since the stress reaction can cause sweat glands to produce sweat, stress management and anxiety-reduction techniques can help you modulate your stress reaction and minimize your physiological sweat response.
Standard immunofluorescence staining for innervation of eccrine sweat glands
Nodular hidradenoma is an uncommon benign sweat gland tumour.
[6] The role of chemotherapy in eccrine sweat gland carcinoma and especially malignant acrospiroma is not clear.
The physical responses sparked by the stress response include: faster heart beat more rapid and shallow breathing reduced blood flow to the digestive system, leading to less saliva and a dry mouth the release of endorphins the opening of sweat glands
of sweat glands followed by neck lateral and neck ventral without any significant difference.
For severe hyperhidrosis, your GP could prescribe Botox injections in your armpits to freeze the nerves that activate your sweat glands - which comes with a curious side effect of wrinkle-free underarms!
Sweat glands are cutaneous appendages like hair follicles or sebaceous glands.
But according to a recent study, the seemingly harmless 'art form' may affect sweat glands, making tattooed areas perspire less.
It is an inflammatory dermatosis involving eccrine sweat glands of central face and clinically presents with hyperhidrosis, erythema, papules, pustules, and vesicles.