Cutaneous Glands


When you have completed this section, you should be able to

• name two types of sweat glands, and describe the structure and function of each;

• describe the location, structure, and function of sebaceous and ceruminous glands; and

• discuss the distinction between breasts and mammary glands, and explain their respective functions.

The skin has five types of glands: merocrine sweat glands, apocrine sweat glands, sebaceous glands, ceruminous glands, and mammary glands.

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