Water evaporated quickly in the hot, dry air and sweat glands operated at the highest possible degree of efficiency.
Its other heat-regulating mechanism is made up of the sweat glands.
The temperature of the body is largely regulated by means of the activity of the sweat glands.
The protection is less perfect about the hairs and the sweat glands.
It contains no sweat glands, so that a bird, like a dog, can only perspire through its mouth.
The object is to harden and practically tan the superficial layers of the skin and alter the secretions of the sweat glands.
Sails were of no further use, and we braced up our sweat glands for four or five days of increasing heat.
On every square inch of his body the sweat glands seethed with sudden activity.
It will be noticed that there are only a few orifices of the sweat glands in this region.
Notice that hair, hair glands and sweat glands are continuous with the surface and represent a downward extension of this.
sweat gland n.
Any of the small, tubular glands that are found nearly everywhere in the skin of humans, that secrete perspiration externally through pores, and that comprise the apocrine sweat and eccrine glands. Also called sudoriferous gland.
|sweat gland |
Any of the numerous small, tubular glands that are found in the skin of many mammals and that secrete sweat externally through pores to help regulate body temperature. In humans and some other mammals, sweat glands are distributed over most of the body surface.