Anatomy of the Sudoripar Glands

  • Samantha NevesEmail author
  • Dafne Braga Diamante Leiderman
  • Nelson Wolosker


The sweat glands are formed on the skin and are located in this organ, which is the largest in the human body. These glands may be apocrine or eccrine, the latter tubules being folded, and their main function being to exercise body thermoregulation through the formation and excretion of sweat secretion. They are innervated by non-myelinated postganglionic sympathetic fibers and are controlled by parasympathetic mediators. The apocrine sweat glands, like the eccrines, are also enveloped tubular glands, but their secretion is milky, composed of proteins, sugars, ammonia, and fatty acids, and is initially odorless.


Anatomy Sweat glands Eccrine Apocrine Hyperhidrosis Sweat 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samantha Neves
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Dafne Braga Diamante Leiderman
    • 3
  • Nelson Wolosker
    • 4
  1. 1.Brazilian Society of DermatologySão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.School of Medicine, ABCSanto AndréSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Vascular and Endovascular SurgeryHospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Vascular and Endovascular SurgeryHospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil

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