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Sweat Gland in Skin

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This image shows a portion of a sweat gland deep in skin, surrounded by fibrous connective tissue of the dermis.

Sweat glands typically appear as clusters of several round or oval profiles, as shown here.  Each profile represents a section across the twisted tubule which comprises the gland.

Point-and-click on the image above to identify sweat gland profiles and other structures ( nerve, blood vessels, adipocytes).

Most of the area of this this image is occupied by collagen (pink), ground substance (pale background), and scattered fibroblasts and other connective tissue cells (dark).

To view this region in a larger context (low magnification) click here or on the thumbnail at right.

 


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Last updated:  30 May 2003 / dgk