any of the coil glands of the skin that secrete sweat [ MP:0000674 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim

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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

glandula sudorifera

sudoriferous gland

homology notes

Sweat glands (also called sudoriferous glands) are unique to mammals.[well established][VHOG]



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