NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,036 terms related to cancer and medicine.

eccrine gland
(EK-rin ...)
A type of simple sweat gland that is found in almost all regions of the skin. These glands produce sweat that reaches the surface of the skin by way of coiled ducts (tubes). The body is cooled as sweat evaporates from the skin.