apocrine glands


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Related to apocrine glands: Apocrine sweat glands

apocrine glands

Sweat glands that produce body odor. They occur in the armpits and genital area and become active at puberty.
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Stress can really stimulate the apocrine glands -are you under pressure at work?
Luckily for the cosmetics industry, during puberty our apocrine glands start excreting a variety of sweat that stink-inducing bacteria love.
Aerobic exercise stimulates the apocrine glands, which produce pheromones, the natural aromatic chemicals which attract the opposite sex.
The apocrine glands are mainly found in hair follicles and are stimulated by emotion, which makes them secrete a thicker, fattier substance.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a disease characterized by chronic follicular occlusion and secondary inflammation of the apocrine glands.
1-3) Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands of the external auditory meatus; they rarely give rise to malignant change.
The modified mucous membrane of the labia minor contains apocrine glands and ectopic sebaceous glands.
A skin clinic notes that one of the sweat glands, called Apocrine glands, are found mainly in the armpits and near the anus.
Bacteria are responsible for 95 percent of the bad smells that come from the human body, and the types of bacteria that produce BO love to feast on the sweat produced by apocrine glands.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa: disease of follicular epithelium, rather than apocrine glands.
Researchers also observed that forehead apocrine glands of dominant deer become more active during the breeding season.