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A sectional view of the skin (magnified). Sweat gland labeled as "sudoriferous gland" at center right. This is the most common sweat gland in the body.

Eccrine glands (or merocrine glands) is composed of (1) an intreaepidermal spiral duct, the "acrosyringium," (2) a straight dermal portion, and (3) a coiled acinar portion in the dermis or hypoderman, and are found at virtually all sites on the human body.[1] They are active in thermoregulation.[2]


  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005) Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 6-7. ISBN 0721629210.
  2. ^ American Academy of Dermatology - Eccrine and Apocrine Glands

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