A 26-year old very obese male patient consults his family doctor complaining about excessive sweating which he finds embarrassing.
His doctor explains to him that he has the condition called hyperhidrosis, which is caused by his overweight and is the excessive production of sweat. His sweating is an attempt by his body to lose heat.
- What are the different structures of an merocrine sweat gland?
- How do these structures differ histologically and functionally?
- Where do merocrine sweat glands open in the body?
- What other types of sweat glands are found in the body and where are these glands located?