apocrine

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(of exocrine glands) producing a secretion in which part of the secreting cell is released with the secretion

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A It is still not clear why the apocrine sweat glands are affected like this in some people, but mechanical blockage plays a part.
The less numerous apocrine sweat glands form around hair follicles and are the ones responsible for the stench.
The apocrine sweat glands are responsible for the 'smelly' sweat but this is also part of your unique individual odour and ironically although you may worry about it, this is what attracts potential mates to you through the release of pheromones.
Humans may very well be predisposed to eroticising feet because feet have apocrine sweat glands, the same type of pheromone-producing sweat glands shared by armpits and the genital region.
PHEROMONES are hormonal substances released into the air from the apocrine sweat glands in the armpits and groin.