Apocrine

Definition of Apocrine:

Secretory glands, especially found in the armpit and groin, that secrete oily sweat derived from shed cell cytoplasm, and which contain aromatic compounds that possess emotional information for those nearby.  Examples: The smell of fear; the scent released after orgasm.

Topics Related to Apocrine

Body Odor

...the condition
“...Sweat glands (apocrine glands) under the arms and in the groin secrete a substance that is the major non-food/drink related cause of body odor...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Finally, in some areas such as the underarm and the groin, there is found a special sweat gland called the apocrine gland, which secretes a very thick type of sweat that has a large amount of fatty chemicals in it...”
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