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ap·o·crine

 (ăp′ə-krĭn, -krīn′, -krēn′)
adj.
Relating to a type of glandular secretion in which the apical portion of the secreting cell is released along with the secretory products.

[Probably from Greek apokrīnein, to set apart : apo-, apo- + krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

apocrine

(ˈæpəkraɪn; -krɪn)
adj
(Biochemistry) denoting a type of glandular secretion in which part of the secreting cell is lost with the secretion, as in mammary glands. Compare merocrine, holocrine
[C20: from apo- + -crine, from Greek krinein to separate]

ap•o•crine

(ˈæp ə krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to certain glands whose secretions are acted upon by bacteria to produce the characteristic odor of perspiration.
2. of or pertaining to such secretions.
[1925–30; < Greek apokrinein to set apart]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apocrine - (of exocrine glands) producing a secretion in which part of the secreting cell is released with the secretionapocrine - (of exocrine glands) producing a secretion in which part of the secreting cell is released with the secretion; "mother's milk is one apocrine secretion"
eccrine - (of exocrine glands) producing a clear aqueous secretion without releasing part of the secreting cell; important in regulating body temperature
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The miraDry system utilizes the Company's proprietary miraWave(TM) technology and is the first system to permanently eliminate apocrine and eccrine glands in the axilla which are the cause of unwanted sweat and odor.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also known as acne inversa and Verneuil disease, is a chronic disease of the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the skin (1).
Mutations in human TBX3 alter limb, apocrine and genital development in ulnar-mammary syndrome.
These lesions, once believed to represent a disease of the sweat glands, now are thought to arise in the terminal hair follicles in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the body.
Cytologic criteria were Nuclear morphology (Large nuclei, Anisonucleosis, Hyperchromatic nuclei, Vesicular nuclei, Chromatin clumping, Prominent nucleoli, Multiple nucleoli), and Cellular morphology (Comet cells, Signet ring cells, Vacuolar cytoplasm, Granular cytoplasm, Apocrine cells, Ractive ductal cells, Squamous cells).
1-3) Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands of the external auditory meatus; they rarely give rise to malignant change.
In addition, apocrine secretion of large cytoplasmic bubbles seems to occur in the apical portion.
Sweat glands atrophy, and apocrine glands produce less oil, putting the older adult at risk for overheating and dry skin.
3,5,6,8,12,13,16) The presence of abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm suggests apocrine differentiation, which is further confirmed by positivity with gross cystic disease fluid protein 15 (GCDFP-15), a marker of apocrine differentiation.
Sweat caused by physical activity (internal thermal stress) and environmental heat (external thermal stress) are produced by secretions from the eccrine sweat gland, while stress (emotional) sweat is produced by secretions from the eccrine and apocrine gland, and as this sweat mixes with bacteria on our skin, the result is a distinguishably foul odour," she said.
The separate lesion located at the 11:00 position 1 cm from the nipple was characterized by mostly benign breast tissue with apocrine metaplasia, apocrine cysts, and focal ectatic ducts.