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Apocrine Glands

  • Kinya Ishikawa

Abstract

The secretory portion of the apocrine glands shows a complicated coiling, making shunts between adjacent coils and, in other places, diverticula. In contrast to eccrine glands, the secretory portion consists of only one type of cell surrounded by an outer layer of myoepithelial cells. The secretory cells show decapitation secretion. According to an electron-microscopic study of Schaumburg-Lever and Lever, there are three types of secretion in the apocrine glands—merocrine, apocrine, and holocrine [9]. Acid-fast bodies, which are seen in the eccrine glands, are also found in the apocrine glands [8].

Keywords

Hair Follicle Myoepithelial Cell Sweat Gland Apocrine Gland Scent Gland 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kinya Ishikawa
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  1. 1.Department of DermatologyKasumigaura National HospitalTsuchiura 300Japan

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