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Sebaceous Glands

Small, sacculated organs found within the DERMIS. Each gland has a single duct that emerges from a cluster of oval alveoli. Each alveolus consists of a transparent BASEMENT MEMBRANE enclosing epithelial cells. The ducts from most sebaceous glands open into a HAIR FOLLICLE, but some open on the general surface of the SKIN. Sebaceous glands secrete SEBUM.

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Tree Number(s): A10.336.827, A17.815.805

MeSH Unique ID: D012627

Entry Terms:

  • Gland, Sebaceous
  • Glands, Sebaceous
  • Sebaceous Gland

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