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Sweat Gland: Development and Regeneration Potential

Sweat glands are small tubular structures with a narrow central duct and are found within the skin tissue, as well as the tissue beneath it. These glands, also called sudoriparous or sudoriferous glands (derived from Latin word sudor, meaning sweat), are distributed widely all over the body. The only regions without sweat glands are the lips, the nail beds, and the glans of the penis.

Sweat, also called perspiration, is a clear, acidic (having a pH of 4 to 6), salt-based solution that is secreted by these glands. It may be odorless or have a peculiar odor and, is mainly composed of fatty acids and mineral salts.

Sweat glands are vital to several regulatory processes in humans. First, evaporation of sweat is essential for temperature regulation. On ...

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