Integumentary System

Accessory Glands

What is the length of sweat glands?

Sweat glands are coiled tubes in the dermis, the middle layer of the skin. If one sweat gland were uncoiled and stretched out, it would be approximately 50 inches (127 centimeters) in length. Collectively, the sweat glands are 2,000 miles (3,218 kilometers) in length.


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