• Multiple sections of the ampullary region of the normal sweat gland.
• The eccrine sweat gland is composed of numerous acinar structures with a large central lumen.
• These are multiple cuts across a single, convoluted stucture.
|Normal (eccrine) sweat gland|
|General Gross Description|
|General Micro Description|
•Eccrine sweat glands are distributed over the entire body.
•They are composed of a long duct and a coiled secretory
portion in the deep dermis or subdermis.
•The secretory portion has two kinds of cells, dark
cells and light cells.
•The precise nature of these two cells has not been
completely worked out.
•The duct is lined by two layers of cuboidal cells and traverses the epidermis to empty on to the surface of the skin.
|Basic Histology: Text & Atlas, 10th Ed., 2003, Ch. 18.|