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se·bum

 (sē′bəm)
n.
The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material.

[Latin sēbum, tallow.]

sebum

(ˈsiːbəm)
n
(Anatomy) the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands that acts as a lubricant for the hair and skin and provides some protection against bacteria
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin: tallow]

se•bum

(ˈsi bəm)

n.
the fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[1700–10; < Latin sēbum tallow, grease]

se·bum

(sē′bəm)
The fatty substance secreted by the sebaceous glands in the skin of mammals. It protects and lubricates the skin and hair.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sebum - the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
smegma - a white secretion of the sebaceous glands of the foreskin
Translations

sebum

[ˈsiːbəm] Nsebo m

sebum

[ˈsiːbəm] nsébum m

sebum

nTalg m

sebum

[ˈsiːbəm] nsebo

se·bum

n. sebo, secreción espesa que segregan las glándulas sebáceas.

sebum

n sebo
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The human skin produces a wax like substance called Sebum that helps protect & heal the skin from external toxins; it's the first defense barrier for the skin.
Acne involves sebaceous glands of follicles too, but they become blocked by sebum under the influence of testosterone in both sexes.
The heteropolymer breaks up sebum into individual droplets and entraps the individual droplets in a film.
The study linked lower levels of sebum (the oily secretion of sebaceous glands), and thus reduced skin moisture, with an increase of Archaea.
Sebum has a protective function, keeping the skin and hair hydrated among other things, but it can also block sebaceous gland ducts and lead to comedones, commonly known as whiteheads and blackheads.
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Insulin resistance leads to the production of higher levels of sebum in the skin, resulting in acne development.
This keeps sebaceous glands healthy and secretion of sebum under control.
This oil has similarities to that oil produced by human skin known as sebum.
Tiny pores on the skin allow the sebum to come on the skin surface.
It has keratolytic action and is widely used in skin with acne or excessive sebum secretion.