from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to an eccrine gland or its secretion, especially sweat.
- adj. Exocrine.
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- adj. pertaining to a certain type of sweat gland
- adj. pertaining to sweat
- adj. exocrine
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- adj. (of exocrine glands) producing a clear aqueous secretion without releasing part of the secreting cell; important in regulating body temperature
Antiperspirants generally include aluminum to block the ducts of eccrine glands, which produce sweat.
They are the apocrine, eccrine, and sebaceous glands.
Chimpanzees and gorillas have a mix of roughly 60 percent eccrine glands and 40 percent apocrine glands, the Wageningen researchers report.
Our abundance of eccrine glands and relative lack of apocrine glands makes humans, in a word, weird.
Dogs, for example, pant to regulate their body temperature, because their eccrine glands are limited mostly to the bottoms of their paws.
The most common type was apocrine-eccrine carcinoma, or cancer of the sweat glands.
We examined sAC localization in normal human skin and found it to be present in keratinocytes, melanocytes, mononuclear cells, eccrine ducts, and nerves.
Along with that trait came naked skin and a large number of eccrine sweat glands, which produce moisture that removes body heat through evaporative cooling.
Fealey RD, et al. Disorders of the eccrine sweat glands and sweating.
Our bodies have two types of sweat glands; eccrine and apocrine sweat glands.