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.
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