Skin Glands - respond especially to stress and sexual...

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Skin Glands Oil glands (Sebaceous Glands, holocrine) 2 or more per follicle keeps hair soft and pliable esp on face and scalp not on palms, soles or dorsal side of feet reduces heat loss lipids are poor heat conductors helps prevent water evaporation become active at puberty acne secrete sebum = breakdown products of dead cells Human Anatomy & Physiology: Integumentary System, Lecture Notes, Ziser, 2005 7 Sweat Glands (sudoriferous)(eccrine glands) ~3 Million total on skin ~3000 sweat glands/inch 2 most numerous on palms, soles, forehead, armpits essentially a tiny coiled tube that opens to skin surface helps maintain temperature and fluid/electrolyte balance heat sweat evaporative cooling Scent Glands (apocrine glands) modified sweat glands scent, pheromones much less common confined to axillary and genital area their ducts empty into hair follicles secretions contain fatty acids and proteins in addition to “sweat”
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Unformatted text preview: respond especially to stress and sexual stimulation Mammary Glands modified sweat glands produce milk Ceruminous Glands modified sweat glands in external ear canal secrete waxy pigmented cerumin protection traps dust and particles Skin Imbalances & Aging the skin can develop >1000 different ailments the most common skin disorders result from allergies or infections less common are burns and skin cancers A. Allergies 1. Contact Dermatitis allergic response eg. poison ivy, metals, etc B. Infections 1. viral eg. cold sores herpes simplex especially around lips and oral mucosa 2. Fungal eg. athletes foot 3. Bacterial Human Anatomy & Physiology: Integumentary System, Lecture Notes, Ziser, 2005 8 eg. boils and carbuncles inflammation of hair follicle and sebaceous glands esp on dorsal side of neck eg. impetigo Streptococcus infection...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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