Sebaceous, Sudoriferous, Apocrine, Eccrine
Anatomy & Physiology (Honors)
Period:4Claire Hodgin, Sarah Ondrish, Jacobi Paige, Samantha Riemesch, Jacy Van Arkel
- Oil producing glands in the skin of mammals
- Located beneath the surface of the skin
- Attached to hair follicles and release a fatty substance called sebum, into the follicular duct
- Located over the entire body surface
- Particularly abundant in the palms of hands, soles of feet, and forehead
- Primary Function: Temperature regulation through sweating
- Sweat is composed of 99% water, various salts, and organic compound
- The two main types are apocrine and eccrine
- Found on the breast, eyelid, and ear
- Those in the breast secrete fat droplets into breast milk and those in the ear help form earwax
- In the skin and eyelids, the apocrine glands are sweat glands
- Most apocrine glands in the skin are in the armpits, the groin, and the area around the nipples of the breast
- Apocrine glands in the skin are scent glands, and their secretions usually have an odor
Eccrine Sweat Gland
- The most numerous of the sweat glands
- Simple sweat glands
- Sweat glands that aren't attached to follicles of hair.
- Function: to respond to high body temperature due to exercise or outside heat by creating sweat.
- Found on forehead, neck and back, may also be found on palms of hands and soles of feet.
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