The Three Glands of the Skin
1. _____ glands, also know as oil glands, secrete sebum, rich in chemicals such as triglicerides, waxes, fatty acids and cholesterol, lubricating both hair and epidermis. Best massage stroke to stimulate is friction
2. _____ glands, also know as sweat glands, 2 million in body secrete sweat or perspiration, regulated by SNS, can be stimulated in response to heat or emotional arousal, breaks down into two groups
A. _____ sweat glands, most numerous widespread sweat glands. Produce the waterly fluid called Sweat, do not exist on lips, ear canals, penis or nail beds.
B. _____ sweat glands, located deep in subcutaneous layer in axillary region, areola of breast and pigmented skin around anus. Joins hair follicles, they enlarge and begin to function at puberty
3. _____ glands, special variety of modified aprocine glands that release its secretion of the surface of the external ear canal. They secrete waxy Cerumen or ear wax.
- 1. Sebaceous (Oil glands)
- 2. Sudoriferous (Sweat Glands)
- A. Eccrine
- B. Apocrine
- 3. Ceruminous