Sebum (Oil)

An oily substance produced by certain glands in the skin.

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(Source: NIH - National Cancer Institute)

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Glands
A group of cells that secrete substances. Endocrine glands secrete hormones. Exocrine glands secrete salt,...
Sebaceous Glands (Oil Glands)
Small glands located within the epidermis, and associated with the hair follicle, that produce and secrete an...

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