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In humans, there are four kinds of sudoriferous or sweat glands which differ greatly in both the composition of the sweat and its purpose.

A diagrammatic sectional view of the skin (magnified). ... ... Ceruminous glands are specialized sudoriferous glands (sweat glands) located in the external auditory canal. ... Mammary glands are milk-secreting adaptations of sweat glands and are the characteristic of mammals which gave the class its name. ...

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Template:Dermatology-stub1 Sweating (also called perspiration or sometimes transpiration) is the production and evaporation of a fluid, consisting primarily of water as well as a smaller amount of sodium chloride (the main constituent of table salt), that is excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. ...


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Sweat glands 20, are shown diagrammatically to illustrate the normal exudation of droplets of perspiration 22.
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