apocrine gland

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a large sweat gland that produces both a fluid and an apocrine secretion

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: disease of follicular epithelium, rather than apocrine glands.
The lesions are primarily found along the "milk line," where the sites of involvement are anywhere apocrine glands are found, including the axillae, breast, and perianal area.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a disease characterized by chronic follicular occlusion and secondary inflammation of the apocrine glands.
5,6) This epithelial transition mirrors the physiologic epithelial transition of the apocrine gland to the follicular infundibulum (Figure 4).
The disease then spreads from one apocrine gland to another subdermally, and the patients develop subsequent abscesses in adjacent glands, causing the process to continue, Dr.
Apocrine gland carcinoma of the axilla: review of the literature and recommendations for treatment.
7) Cysts derived from the overlying epidermis, hair follicles, and apocrine glands include epidermoid cysts, pilar or trichilemmal cysts, dermoid cysts, and hidrocystomas.
Researchers also observed that forehead apocrine glands of dominant deer become more active during the breeding season.
The apocrine glands located in the armpit and groin do not begin working until the teenage years, and their fluid is milky and viscous.
It is the other sweat glands, called apocrine glands, which secrete sweat into hair follicles causing odor and clothing stains.
Apocrine glands are accessory sex glands that respond to hormonal stimulation.
Stress can really stimulate the apocrine glands -are you under pressure at work?
The apocrine glands are mainly found in hair follicles and are stimulated by emotion, which makes them secrete a thicker, fattier substance.
When sweat, especially from the apocrine glands (sweat glands in underarms and around genitals), mixes with bacteria on the skin surface, the byproduct is body odor.