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From Fiedler (1969) and Frias and Smith (1968), by permission.

From Fiedler (1969) and Frias and Smith (1968), by permission.

Remarks Different numbers of sweat glands occur in various parts of the body and decrease with age (Fig. 11.4). On average, before 20 years of age, there are 177 sweat pores/cm2, whereas at 80 years of age there are only 101 sweat pores/cm2.

In many forms of ectodermal dysplasia the glands of the skin do not form or do not function in a normal way. Normally, a single sweat gland secretes 0.003-0.01 ng/mm per day. In the course of a day, the skin may secret 800 ml of sweat. Sweating is important for thermal regulation, and without normal numbers of sweat glands an individual may become hyperpyrexic in hot weather.

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