apocrine gland

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Related to apocrine gland: eccrine gland, merocrine gland
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Noun1.apocrine gland - a large sweat gland that produces both a fluid and an apocrine secretionapocrine gland - a large sweat gland that produces both a fluid and an apocrine secretion; in human beings located in hairy regions of the body
sudoriferous gland, sweat gland - any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration
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The first sign of anal sac cancer in cats is usually ulceration and discharge from the perineal area (tissue around the anus), according to a study in JAVMA that looked at apocrine gland anal sac adenocarcinomas (anal sac cancer).
The other type is called an apocrine gland. These are in the armpits and genital region.
Where an apocrine gland is not formed, there are only two bulges seen.
In addition to these neoplasms, melanomas, adenocarcinomas, histiocytomas, apocrine gland adenocarcinomas were reported by other authors (Goldshmidt and Hendrick, 2002, Sawale et al., 2015).
"Sweat caused by physical activity (internal thermal stress) and environmental heat (external thermal stress) are produced by secretions from the eccrine sweat gland, while stress (emotional) sweat is produced by secretions from the eccrine and apocrine gland, and as this sweat mixes with bacteria on our skin, the result is a distinguishably foul odour," she said.
Secondary EPMD arises from within the apocrine gland and grows for a long time, or occurs when the same or similar cells from underlying adenocarcinoma in the genitourinary or GI tract migrate upward.
Hidradenoma papilliferum is a relatively rare benign apocrine gland neoplasm that involve perianal, vulva, groin and with lower frequency axilla and periumbilical area.
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.
It's not dear if the inflammatory process is prompted by infection, but in any case, the process seals off the apocrine gland, and bacteria in the gland cause an abscess.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is characterized by apocrine gland dysfunction.
INTRODUCTION: Breast or mammary gland is an apocrine gland under the influence of hormones resulting in physiological changes throughout reproductive life and thereafter (1,2) with various structures giving rise to different lesions.