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eccrine glands

Friday 17 April 2020

eccrine gland ; eccrine sweat glands


Definition : eccrine sweat glands are distributed almost all over the human body, in varying densities, with the highest density in palms and soles, then on the head, but much less on the trunk and the extremities. Its water-based secretion represents a primary form of cooling in humans.

See also

- apocrine sweat glands are mostly limited to the axillae (armpits) and perianal area in humans. They are not significant for cooling in humans, but are the sole effective sweat glands in hoofed animals, such as the camels, donkeys, horses, and cattle.