How do sweat glands protect the human body?
Sweat glands are small tubular structures present in the skin. They produce a water based secretion called sweat.
Main functions are :
Sweat cools the surface of the skin and reduces the body temperature.
Sweat provides a route for excretion of water and electrolytes.
Sweat helps to maintain the acid mantle of the skin that creates a primary barrier for pathogenic micro organisms.
There are two types of sweat glands A) Eccrine glands
B) Apocrine glands