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What are the different types of glands found on the skin?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered

    There are 3 main types of glands found on human skin:

    • Eccrine glands - secrete sweat through pores found in the palms of
      hands, soles of feet, and forehead

    • Sebaceous glands - secrete oily sebum and are found on the chest,
      back, scalp, face, and forehead

    • Apocrine glands - secrete sweat via canals along hair follicles in the
      underarms, pubic area, anus, and nipple area

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