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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It originates from the apocrine glands and is characterised by suppuration and mucopurulent secretion, fistulae, unaesthetic scars and cicatricial retractions.
9) The authors of a 2012 review noted that pilosebaceous and apocrine glands are distributed in a pattern that overlaps broadly with locations at which EVHC have been noted and opined that such overlap is unlikely to be random.
The cells which are affected in ED are keratinocytes, leading to aberrations in development of hair, eccrine and apocrine glands, nails, sebaceous glands, lenses and conjunctiva of the eyes, anterior pituitary gland, ears, and teeth.
However, nevus sebaceous often presents at birth with variable irregularities of morphology and distribution of sebaceous glands, but also very commonly with an absence or great reduction in the number of mature hair follicles and, in the presence of ectopic apocrine glands, features not seen in SESD (17).
Apocrine glands are located most prominently in the armpits.
Apocrine glands develop in areas abundant in hair follicles, such as your armpits and groin, and they empty into the hair follicle just before it opens onto the skin surface.
development of the hair follicle, apocrine glands may be associated with
Yellow underarm stains are caused by your apocrine glands which contain proteins and fatty acids and thus make underarm secretions thick and milky.
It mainly comprises of secretions from Bartholin's, sebaceous, sweat and apocrine glands.
HS is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory skin disease, which commonly develops post-puberty in skin regions bearing apocrine glands, notably axillae, inguinal and anogenital areas.
Lack of myoepithelium in apocrine glands of the breast does not necessarily imply malignancy.