What is another name for sweat glands in the integumentary system?

1 Answer
May 24, 2016

Eccrine Glands and Apocrine Glands.


There are two types of sweat glands in the human Integument (skin).

Eccrine glands cover most of the body and release 99% water and 1% salt as a cooling mechanism for the surface of the body.

Apocrine glands are found where skin meets skin in regions of the armpit, groin, between toes, etc... These glands secrete water and salts but also rid the body of bacteria. These glands are the primary source of body odor.