During this time it is not buried in the skin but is able to retreat rapidly into it through a hair follicle or sweat gland.
This principle holds good for every particle of sweat that reaches the mouth of a sweat gland.
From each pore a tube leads down into the true skin to a coiled tube forming the sweat gland (Fig. 45).
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.