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Tissues > Exocrine Glands > Sebaceous Glands
Integumentary System > Skin > Sebaceous Glands

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Sebaceous Glands  


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  • 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.

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