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what are sweat glands?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Water secreting: Mammal have glands in the skin that excrete water to regulate body temperature. You may consult this site for more information on this topic.
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Dermatology 57 years experience
Cooling: Humans are adapted to a hot, dry environment. The evaporation of water from a liquid to a gas state takes energy away, so it results in a lower temperature, a cooling effect. Your sweat glands apply water to your skin where evaporation cools your body. The greater the need for cooling the harder the sweat glands work to wet the skin. Dogs must pant to put water on their tongue and breath, so it is
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