eccrine sweat gland
noun see eccrine gland

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Eccrine sweat gland — Latin glandula sudorifera merocrina; glandula sudorifera eccrina Code TH H3.12.00.3.03009 …   Wikipedia

  • sweat gland — Anat. one of the minute, coiled, tubular glands of the skin that secrete sweat. [1835 45] * * * Either of two types of perspiration glands in the skin. Eccrine sweat glands, controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, use evaporation to cool… …   Universalium

  • Eccrine sweat glands — (sometimes merocrine sweat glands) are coiled tubular glands derived from the outer layer of skin but extending into the inner layer used for body temperature regulation. In humans and many other species, they are distributed over almost the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweat gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption2 = Cross section of all skin layers. Sweat gland is labeled at center. Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = Sweat+glands MeshNumber = DorlandsPre …   Wikipedia

  • sweat gland — noun any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑sudoriferous gland • Hypernyms: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland • Hyponyms: ↑apoc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweat gland disease — ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D013543 Sweat gland diseases can be divided into two groups: those affecting the eccrine sweat glands, and those affecting the apocrine sweat glands.External links*… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweat gland tumor — 1. A benign (harmless) skin tumor called a syringoma that derives from cells related to sweat glands. (These particular specialized cells are scientifically referred to as eccrine.) Syringomas tend to appear during puberty or adult life. They… …   Medical dictionary

  • eccrine gland — n any of the rather small sweat glands that produce a fluid secretion without removing cytoplasm from the secreting cells and that are restricted to the human skin called also eccrine sweat gland * * * eccrine sweat gland an ordinary, or simple,… …   Medical dictionary

  • eccrine duct — eccrine sweat duct the duct of an eccrine sweat gland …   Medical dictionary

  • eccrine gland — noun Etymology: Greek ekkrinein to secrete, from ek , ex out + krinein to separate more at certain Date: circa 1927 any of the rather small sweat glands in the human skin that produce a fluid secretion without removing cytoplasm from the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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