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Descriptor English: Sebaceous Glands
Descriptor Spanish: Glándulas Sebáceas
Descriptor Portuguese: Glândulas Sebáceas
Descriptor French: Glandes sébacées
Entry term(s): Gland, Sebaceous
Glands, Sebaceous
Sebaceous Gland
Tree number(s): A10.336.827
A17.815.805
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012627
Scope note: Small, sacculated organs found within the DERMIS. Each gland has a single duct that emerges from a cluster of oval alveoli. Each alveolus consists of a transparent BASEMENT MEMBRANE enclosing epithelial cells. The ducts from most sebaceous glands open into a HAIR FOLLICLE, but some open on the general surface of the SKIN. Sebaceous glands secrete SEBUM.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 13009
Unique ID: D012627
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2002/07/03
Sebaceous Glands - Preferred
Concept UI M0019583
Scope note Small, sacculated organs found within the DERMIS. Each gland has a single duct that emerges from a cluster of oval alveoli. Each alveolus consists of a transparent BASEMENT MEMBRANE enclosing epithelial cells. The ducts from most sebaceous glands open into a HAIR FOLLICLE, but some open on the general surface of the SKIN. Sebaceous glands secrete SEBUM.
Preferred term Sebaceous Glands
Entry term(s) Gland, Sebaceous
Glands, Sebaceous
Sebaceous Gland



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