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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 glandsTiny, 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.