Any of the coil glands of the skin that secrete sweat. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 MP : 0000674 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim

definition
  • Any of the coil glands of the skin that secrete sweat.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Skin.svg
editor note
  • TODO - check if all sweat glands are epidermal - see EMAPA:29743
external definition
  • A gland that secretes sweat, found in the dermis or subcutaneous tissue, opening by a duct on the body surface. [TFD][VHOG]
has related synonym
  • sudoriparous gland
  • sudoriferous gland
  • glandula sudorifera
homology notes
  • Sweat glands (also called sudoriferous glands) are unique to mammals.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001820
taxon notes
  • In humans a system of apocrine - and merocrine sweat glands is the main method of cooling. Many other mammals rely on panting or other means as a primary source of cooling, but still use sweat glands to aid in body temperature regulation