eccrine gland

eccrine gland

Eccrine gland. Image: © Procter and Gamble.

An eccrine gland is one of two types of sweat-producing gland that occur in mammalian skin, the other being apocrine glands. In humans and some apes, eccrine glands are the more numerous and are distributed generally over the body, not associated only with hair, as are apocrine glands.