ⓘ Merocrine

                                     

ⓘ Merocrine

Merocrine is a term used to classify exocrine glands and their secretions in the study of histology. A cell is classified as merocrine if the secretions of that cell are excreted via exocytosis from secretory cells into an epithelial-walled duct or ducts and then onto a bodily surface or into the lumen.

Merocrine is the most common method of secretion. Gland releases its product, no part of gland is lost or damaged to compare holocrine and apocrine.

The term eccrine is specifically used to designate merocrine secretions from sweat glands eccrine sweat glands.

                                     
  • can secrete sweat with strong odour apocrine or with a faint odour merocrine or eccrine and nails protection Skin appendages are derived from
  • itself and not to the host which begot the cell type of secretion, with merocrine secretion being the least damaging and apocrine secretion falling in between
  • named apocrine glands, holocrine glands, or merocrine glands based on how their products are secreted. Merocrine secretion cells excrete their substances
  • than holocrine secretion which destroys a cell but more damaging than merocrine secretion exocytosis An example of true apocrine glands is the mammary
  • Danckwardt - Lilliestrom N, Linthicum FH, House WF. Ultrastructural evidence of a merocrine secretion in the human endolymphatic sac. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1991
  • ˈɛkrən, - ˌkraɪn, - ˌkriːn from ekkrinein secrete sometimes called merocrine glands are the major sweat glands of the human body, found in virtually
  • secrete its substances, e.g. sebaceous glands: meibomian and zeis glands. Merocrine glands cells secrete their substances by exocytosis, e.g. mucous and
  • brain stem complexes are also cholinergic, as are the receptor for the merocrine sweat glands. In neuroscience and related fields, the term cholinergic