Sweat glands

Sweat Glands: Sweat-producing structures that are embedded in the Dermis. Each gland consists of a single tube, a coiled body, and a superficial duct.1

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Sweat Gland: The small coiled tubes in the skin that produce and secrete sweat.2


Types may include:3

Types of Sweat Gland:

  • Apocrine Sweat Gland
  • Eccrine Sweat Gland

Categories for Sweat glands

Category of Sweat Gland:

  • Exocrine Gland

Anatomy Articles

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

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