sweat gland

noun

Definition of sweat gland

: a simple tubular gland of the skin that excretes perspiration, is widely distributed in nearly all parts of the human skin, and consists typically of an epithelial tube extending spirally from a minute pore on the surface of the skin into the dermis or subcutaneous tissues where it ends in a convoluted tuft

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My doctor told me that there are several medications for various illnesses that cause an excessive production from our sweat glands, resulting in night sweats. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: No discount for loyalty?," 16 Sep. 2019 Some complications of diabetes, including damage to blood vessels, can affect sweat glands, limiting the body’s ability to cool, which can bring on heat exhaustion and heat stroke, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington Post, "As temperatures rise, overdoses and hospital visits increase," 4 Sep. 2019 If your motivation is running a little low, why not try a new class or get into a team sport to get those sweat glands working? Anna Jay, refinery29.com, "London's Best Workouts To Raise Your Fitness Game," 15 July 2019 Your pocket book and your sweat glands will thank you! Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Costly Air Conditioner Mistakes You’re Probably Making," 11 June 2019 If summer humidity has been activating sweat glands in the immediate vicinity, then perhaps Panasonic's latest invention will be of interest: a shoe deodorizer that gets rid of smelly orders overnight. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Here Is the Gadget to Blast the Stink Out of Your Shoes," 9 Aug. 2018 Another in-office option is MiraDry, a device that uses energy to destroy sweat glands after the patient's underarm area is numbed. Marci Robin, Allure, "The FDA Has Approved Qbrexza Cloths to Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating," 2 July 2018 The exact cause of hypderhidrosis is unknown, and other treatments include injecting Botox into problem areas or having sweat glands surgically removed. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "FDA Approves Qbrexza, the First-Ever Prescription Treatment for Excessive Sweating," 2 July 2018 The drug is inside a cloth wiped over the skin daily to block sweat glands from activating. Washington Post, "FDA OKs first drug made to reduce excessive sweating," 30 June 2018

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1845, in the meaning defined above

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sweat gland

noun

Kids Definition of sweat gland

: a small gland of the skin that gives off perspiration

sweat gland

noun

Medical Definition of sweat gland

: a simple tubular gland of the skin that secretes perspiration, in humans is widely distributed in nearly all parts of the skin, and consists typically of an epithelial tube extending spirally from a minute pore on the surface of the skin into the dermis or subcutaneous tissues where it ends in a convoluted tuft

called also sudoriferous gland, sudoriparous gland

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