Definition of sweat gland in English:

sweat gland

noun

  • A small gland that secretes sweat, situated in the dermis of the skin. Such glands are found over most of the body, and have a simple coiled tubular structure.

    • ‘Sensors measure the activity of your sweat glands and the amount of perspiration on your skin, alerting you to anxiety.’
    • ‘Inability to sweat is called anhidrosis and is usually caused by skin diseases that block sweat glands, birth defects in sweat gland, burn injuries and a neurologic condition called Guillian Barre Syndrome.’
    • ‘The version used today, designed in the 1920s by Leonarde Keeler, records respiration as well as sweat gland and cardiovascular activity.’
    • ‘At the medial angle of the eye a small piece of skin (the caruncula lacrimalis) is located that contains sebaceous and sweat glands.’
    • ‘In the human skin, amyloid is found in close connection with the sweat glands and sebaceous glands, which display a great functional activity (Schilder).’
    • ‘Most neurons of the sympathetic nervous system use noradrenaline as a transmitter, but some, such as those that innervate the sweat glands of the footpad, use acetylcholine.’
    • ‘Purkinje used his microscope to describe the structure of blood vessels and sweat glands in the skin.’
    • ‘They discovered the SARS virus in lung tissue, but most surprisingly, they were able to find the presence of the virus in sweat glands, intestines and several other organs.’
    • ‘This offers the possibility to apply substances to the skin and study their effects in situ, directly in the sebaceous glands, sweat glands, or hair follicles.’
    • ‘No patients exhibited atypical mitotic figures in the cells of the epidermis, hair follicles, sweat glands or surrounding connective tissue.’
    • ‘The burn injury destroys surface microbes except for Gram positive organisms located in the depths of the sweat glands or hair follicles.’
    • ‘According to traditional Chinese medicine, diseases are caused when external coldness or negative energy invade in the body and block sweat glands.’
    • ‘Sweat is mostly water with a small percentage of sodium chloride, and it's generated by millions of sweat glands located throughout the body.’
    • ‘The tissues become swollen and thick and push against the hair follicles and sweat glands.’
    • ‘Together they create a water-resistant barrier that protects the dermis, where the capillaries and sweat glands lie.’
    • ‘Dead skin cells and bacteria block the sweat glands.’
    • ‘The palms of your hands and the soles of your feet have more sweat glands than any other part of your body.’
    • ‘Every square inch of skin contains thousands of cells and hundreds of sweat glands, oil glands, nerve endings, and blood vessels.’
    • ‘The human body contains two types of sweat glands - apocrine and eccrine.’
    • ‘Mammals feed their newborn young with milk, a substance rich in fats and protein that is produced by modified sweat glands called mammary glands.’

Pronunciation:

sweat gland

/ˈswet ˌɡland/