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(Science: dermatology) Denoting the flow of sweat.

Synonym: exocrine.

Origin: g. Ek-krino, to secrete

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

... - 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 ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Question: Which of the following is not secreted by sweat
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Skin, muscles and joints

... sebum, which moistens hairs and waterproofs the skin. Clogged sebaceous glands may produce acne. Sudoriferous (sweat) glands are of two types: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands have an extensive ditribution; their ducts terminate at pores at the surface of the epidermis. Apocrine sweat glands ...

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by clarence
Thu May 26, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Skin, muscles and joints
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