Integumentary System

Accessory Glands

How do the eccrine sweat glands work?

The eccrine sweat glands are an important and efficient part of the mechanism that regulates body temperature. These glands are supplied with nerve endings that cause them to secrete sweat when the external temperature or body temperature is high. When sweat evaporates off the skin surface, changing from a liquid to a gas, it carries large amounts of body heat with it.


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