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Sebaceous Glands

"Sebaceous Glands" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sebaceous Glands" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sebaceous Glands" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 29 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1999
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