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Question: Which of the following is not secreted by sweat

Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:41 am

Which of the following is not secreted by sweat glands?

1. Salt
2. Oil
3. Urea
4. Water

Thanx.

Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:47 am

You should change your user name to Heredomyhomework. Have you even tried searching out this info for yourself. Here I helped you out.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eccrine_glands

Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:49 am

Wikipedia is sometimes innacurate. Its not that I would be asking for you to do my homework. I do my homework myself but when I come upon an obstacle, I would like to seek for help in a community filled with scholars (biology-online.org).

Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:43 am

If you lookup all 4(3 if you're smart enough to rule out water) choices on wikipedia, you'll find that one of them is excreted somewhere else.

Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:34 am

fortunately for you, the question is stupid: the correct answer is: it contains all 4 of them

Re: Question: Which of the following is not secreted by sweat

Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:11 pm

Uhm... isn't the question a bit ambiquous?

There's a difference whether it's "Which one of these is not found in sweat?" and "Which one of these is not secreted by sweat glands?" - now it says "...is not secreted by sweat", which doesn't quite make sense to me. Nor does this make any difference between eccrine and apocrine glands, of which the latter produce fatty substances, afaik (although eccrine glands probably secrete traces of fats too?). Or am I missing something now? I take it that by 'oil' the question refers to biological oils, that is, a type of lipid..? :)
Last edited by biohazard on Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:14 pm

no, but you should have let him figure that out for himself
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