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There are two types of sweat glands: (1) eccrine sweat glands and (2) apocrine sweat glands. Eccrine sweat glands are present from birth in humans and secrete sweat that is mostly water and functions in evaporative cooling. Apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpits and groin regions and become active in humans at puberty (although the distribution ...


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Information available on this is huge. I will pin point main points. Generally this signalling will involve four components viz. receptors, transduction machinery, perireceptor processes and downstream processing of chemosensory information. Receptors First step is to receive signal (here odorant or chemicals). Following figure shows comparison between ...


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One olfactory acuity rating method that has found acceptance in some studies (despite the commercial-sounding name) is based on "Sniffin' Sticks," "a test of nasal chemosensory performance that is based on penlike odor-dispensing devices. It is comprised of three tests of olfactory function: tests for odor threshold, discrimination and identification. ...



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