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what is the function of the sebaceous gland?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Sebaceous Gland: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. When they grow abnormally they can form sebaceous cysts.

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