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Eccrine vs. Apocrine

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Eccrineadjective

Pertaining to a sweat gland; merocrine

Apocrineadjective

Of or pertaining to an apocrine gland or to its mode of secretion, which involves the budding of portions of the secreting cells.

Eccrineadjective

Pertaining to sweat

Apocrineadjective

(of exocrine glands) producing a secretion in which part of the secreting cell is released with the secretion;

‘mother's milk is one apocrine secretion’;

Eccrineadjective

Exocrine

Apocrine

Apocrine () is a term used to classify exocrine glands in the study of histology. Cells which are classified as apocrine bud their secretions off through the plasma membrane producing extracellular membrane-bound vesicles.

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Eccrineadjective

(of exocrine glands) producing a clear aqueous secretion without releasing part of the secreting cell; important in regulating body temperature

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