eccrine gland

NOUN
  1. a small sweat gland that produces only a fluid; restricted to the human skin
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How To Use eccrine gland In A Sentence

  • Histologically, they have a central plate composed of immature elastic cartilage and are surrounded by adipose tissue, hair follicles, pilosebaceous units, and eccrine glands.
  • The sweat from the apocrine glands is thicker than that produced by the eccrine glands.
  • Physiological sweating from cutaneous eccrine glands maintains normothermia and skin hydration.
  • Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which the eccrine glands of the palms and soles secrete inappropriately large quantities of sweat.
  • The sweat from the apocrine glands is thicker than that produced by the eccrine glands.
  • Both groups of sudoriferous glands (sweat glands) are in most of the body: eccrine glands are coiled ducts deep in the skin that connect to the surface; apocrine glands are in armpits, areolae of nipples, and the genital region.
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