apocrine glands

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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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While heat can sometimes trigger the apocrine sweat glands, these glands are usually activated by stress and hormonal changes, which is why they play a significant role in cold sweats.
Skin adnexal tumors (SATs) are those neoplasms that differentiate toward or arise from pilosebaceous unit, eccrine sweat glands or apocrine sweat glands, and these tumors are classified into four groups that exhibit histologic features analogous to hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and eccrine glands.
These cells are usually present in the apocrine sweat glands of the axilla and in the periareolar apocrine glands.
Apocrine sweat glands are limited to specific regions like the axilla, nipple, external ear, external genitalia and eyelids, while eccrine sweat glands are widely distributed across the body.
Although people with hyperhidrosis sweat a lot, most do not have problems with body odour, as hyperhidrosis does not usually affect the apocrine sweat glands responsible for producing unpleasant-smelling sweat.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin condition affecting the apocrine sweat glands.
Because lesions typically are found in anatomic areas rich in apocrine sweat glands, hidradenitis suppurativa--as the name implies--was thought to be a disease characterized by apocrine gland dysfunction.
DISCUSSION: Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine sweat glands limited to outer 1/3 of external auditory canal.
The dermis and hypodermis were easily distinguishable and the latter include scanty apocrine sweat glands.
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.