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These are exocrine glands that are made up of epithelial cells. Holocrine glands - oil producing gland of scalp. The secreted cells reproduce and pop (cell suicide/death constantly near the surface, ex. sebaceous glands). Merocrine glands - release their product by exocytosis (ex. sweat glands). Apocrine glands - are merocrine glands with a differrent appearance - apical cytoplasm not lost (ex. mammary/armpit sweat glands).

Exocrine Gland Secretion: merocrine, apocrine, holocrine


Massage can play an important role in helping to manage the symptoms of many chronic illnesses. Individuals with Sjorgens Syndrome may benefit from using facial massage as it stimulates the exocrine glands of the face -- the Parotid, Submandibular, Sublingual, and Lacrimal glands. This article by Lake Tahoe Massage Therapy illustrates how an individual can employ self massage techniques, so that they can play an integral role in their own self care. diy-crafts


Weight gain , sleep disturbances, mood swings, fatigue and so much more can come from this all to often problem. Learn more.


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Burning mouth in Sjogren's.. tongue tingling burning feeling in whole mouth loss of taste, weird metallic taste in mouth etc. In SS, decreased exocrine gland function leads to the "sicca complex", a combination of dry eyes and dry mouth. An exocrine gland is not simply water. It is made up of complicated combinations of material for a particular task. For example tears are to lubricate, prevent bacteria and remove dirt and dust. So it is not just a matter of replacing water in the diet.


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Last week's #MysteryAnatomy structure was the sebaceous gland. Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily substance called sebum. The purpose of sebum is to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals. In humans, sebaceous glands are ubiquitous on the face and scalp. However, they are common on all parts of the skin... Learn more @


A primary Sjögren's syndrome patient with marked swelling of multiple exocrine glands and sclerosing pancreatitis.