sebaceous glands

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sebaceous glands

pl n
(Anatomy) the small glands in the skin that secrete sebum into hair follicles and onto most of the body surface except the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands
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sebaceous glands

plTalgdrüsen pl
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A testimony of this hypothesis has been mentioned since years when it was reported that IGF-I acts as a key hormone mediator for the synthesis of androgens from the adrenals and gonads, or even within the skin itself, amplifying cutaneous androgen activity and enhancing proliferation of sebaceous follicles [7].
Additional histology studies revealed that the Sebacia Treatment preferentially targeted the sebaceous follicles and glands.
Once applied to the skin, benzoyl peroxide decomposes to release free oxygen radicals, which have potent bactericidal activity in the sebaceous follicles and anti-inflammatory action.
Demodexfolliculorum and Demodex brevis are the two species of mites that are almost exclusively found on human skin, specifically near the facial sebaceous follicles.
At the same time, the dim blue light, which cannot penetrate far into the skin, allows continued production of porphyrin deep into the sebaceous follicles, where the red light is aimed.
Individual papules may be misdiagnosed as basal cell carcinoma (BCC), intradermal melanocytic nevus, seborrheic keratosis, sebaceous hyperplasia, syringoma, angiofibroma, trichilemmoma, steatocystoma, TE, and hamartoma of sebaceous follicles.
Acne is a multifactorial disease involving a combination of hyperkeratinization in the sebaceous follicles, excess sebum production, and overgrowth of the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes.