human apocrine sweat gland in health and disease
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Published by Thomas in Springfield, Ill .
Written in English

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Statementby Harry J. Hurley and Walter B. Shelley.
SeriesAmerican lecture series ;, no. 376. American lectures in dermatology, American lecture series., no. 376.
ContributionsShelley, Walter B. 1917-
LC ClassificationsRL141 .H8 1960
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 138 p. :
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5776404M
LC Control Number59014923

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Sweat glands. Your skin has two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands occur over most of your body and open directly onto the surface of your skin. Apocrine glands open into the hair follicle, leading to the surface of the skin. Apocrine glands develop in areas abundant in hair follicles, such as on your scalp, armpits and. The anatomy of the apocrine sweat gland, the physiology and pharmacology of apocrine sweat secretion, and the nature of such sweat are extensively considered. Among disorders of the apocrine sweat gland, osmidrosis, Fox-Fordyce disease, and hidradenitis suppurativa are very succinctly presented. An apocrine sweat gland (/ ˈ æ p ə k r ə n,-ˌ k r aɪ n,-ˌ k r iː n /; from Greek apo– "away" and krinein "to separate") is composed of a coiled secretory portion located at the junction of the dermis and subcutaneous fat, from which a straight portion inserts and secretes into the infundibular portion of the hair follicle. In humans, apocrine sweat glands are found only in Nerve: Adrenergic nerves.   Apocrine carcinoma is a cancer of a sweat gland.. Apocrine carcionoma most often develops under the arm (the axilla), but it can develop on the scalp or other parts of the body. The cause of apocrine carcinoma is unknown. Apocrine carcinoma usually appears as a single, small, painless bump that can vary in color and slowly increases in size. The average age at the time .

Unlike eccrine sweat, which is mostly water, apocrine sweat primarily contains sialomucin. This oily substance is comprised, in large part, of sialic acid -- the working components of milk and colostrum [source: NZP].Understanding this relationship, even if we are talking about its miniscule molecules, makes it easier to see why apocrine sweat has a fat content more like milk than water. Sweat gland (eccrine, apocrine, apoeccrine) carcinomas are exceedingly rare, arise most frequently in the skin of the head and neck or the extremities, and manifest as painless papules or nodules that grow slowly. This type of neoplasm is usually . Ann M. Hargis, Sherry Myers, in Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease (Sixth Edition), Sweat Glands. There are two basic types of sweat glands: apocrine glands and eccrine glands. Apocrine glands are located throughout haired areas of skin in domestic animals and are tubular- or saccular-coiled glands (see Fig. ).The ducts of the apocrine glands open in the . sweat-producing structures that are embedded in the dermis; each gland consists of a single tube, a coiled body, and a superficial duct. Concepts Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component (T).

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic disease of a type of sweat gland. It can occur in one or multiple areas of your body. HS usually develops in your armpits, groin, and anal area. It causes long-term skin inflammation and can be painful. Symptoms include. Blackheads and red, tender bumps, called abscesses. The abscesses get bigger. Sweat gland, either of two types of secretory skin glands occurring only in mammals. The eccrine sweat gland, which is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, regulates body temperature. Apocrine sweat glands, which are associated with hair follicles, continuously secrete a fatty sweat into the gland tubule. A type of gland that is found in the skin, breast, eyelid, and ear. Apocrine glands in the breast secrete fat droplets into breast milk and those in the ear help form earwax. Apocrine glands in the skin and eyelid are sweat glands. Most apocrine glands in the skin are in the armpits, the groin, and the area around the nipples of the breast. The apocrine sweat glands, associated with the presence of hair in human beings (as on the scalp, the armpit, and the genital region), continuously secrete a concentrated fatty sweat into the gland tube. Emotional stress stimulates contraction of the gland, expelling its contents. Skin bacteria break Load Next Article.