Sudoriferous glands

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(Anat.) small convoluted tubular glands which are situated in the subcutaneous tissues and discharge by minute orifices in the surface of the skin; the sweat glands.

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3) Possible etiologies include: increased metabolic expenditure, decreased heat loss due to lack of hyperventilation as a result of pain relief, thermoregulatory changes induced by epidural analgesia, direct effects of local anesthetics on the central nervous system, paralysis of the sudoriferous glands which reduce heat loss, non-infectious inflammatory processes and intrapartum infection, among others.
Essentially, impaired release of chloride into the extracellular fluids results in the dehydration of surrounding respiratory and intestinal mucosal linings, and impaired sodium reabsorption of the sudoriferous glands.
This would also explain the large number of APS samples (25%) that contained stratified squamous keratinized epithelium--the histologic characteristics of which are similar to those of the skin, despite the absence of sudoriferous glands, hair, and hair-erecting muscles and the presence of serous glands (figure 8).