sebaceous gland

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sebaceous gland

Any of various glands in the dermis of the skin that open into a hair follicle and produce and secrete sebum.

seba′ceous gland`

any of the cutaneous glands that secrete oily matter for lubricating hair and skin.

se·ba·ceous gland

Any of the glands in the skin that secrete an oily material (called sebum) into the hair follicles.

sebaceous gland

An exocrine gland in the skin that produces sebum (an oily secretion).
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Noun1.sebaceous gland - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skinsebaceous gland - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
oil gland - a gland that secretes oil
Meibomian gland, tarsal gland - a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids; "bacterial infection of a Meibomian gland produces a stye"
Montgomery's tubercle - one of the sebaceous glands on the areolae of the breast that lubricate the breast during breast-feeding
integumentary system - the skin and its appendages
hair follicle - a small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair; small muscles and sebaceous glands are associated with them
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However, the exciting news is that there will be multiple different technologies" designed to improve acne by targeting the sebaceous gland, and there is "the promise of potentially more effective noninvasive treatments that don't require topical medications or oral medications," Dr.
In the second stage, during puberty, the lesions thicken and become verrucous or nodular because of changes in sebaceous gland activity that are driven by hormones.
The sebaceous gland tumors constituted the largest group (42.
22571/full) 2015 study on facial eye wrinkles, doctors found that people with higher sebaceous gland density, which are the glands in the skin that secrete oil, had shallower wrinkles than those who lacked in sebaceous glands around their eyes.
This is probably mediated by the increase in sebaceous gland activation and sebum composition that occurs around sexual maturity, Jay-Hyun Jo, PhD, wrote (J Invest Dermatol.
The mass was histopathologically diagnosed as sebaceous gland adenocarcinoma.
Notably, increased survivin may affect both the sebaceous gland (sebocyte survival) and the perifollicular dermal tissue (scar formation).
A sebaceous gland in the dorsal surface of the tongue.
First described by Muir et al (1) in 1967 and Torre (2) in 1968, Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS) is a rare autosomal-dominant genodermatosis characterized by at least one sebaceous gland neoplasm and at least one visceral malignancy.
When there is an excess in the production of sebum, the sebaceous gland ducts get blocked which may cause bacteria to proliferate and cause acne.
They are nocturnally mobile (16 mm/hour): thus, once the female mite is impregnated at the opening of a hair follicle, she moves to the sebaceous gland to deposit her eggs.
Squamous cell carcinoma, which was second, was found to be more common in north-west Pakistan than in any other part of Asia, while the sebaceous gland carcinoma was relatively less common.