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Weight gain , sleep disturbances, mood swings, fatigue and so much more can come from this all to often problem. Learn more.


To prevent mosquitoes from transmitting dengue virus to humans, can mosquitos be injected with a vaccine? That's what Australian scientists are working on.


There are two types of glands: endocrine and exocrine glands. Exocrine glands have ducts that carry the glandular secretion onto a bodily surface. Endocrine glads release hormones into the blood stream via diffusion. They do not have ducts like exocrine glands do.

Exocrine glands and endocrine glands differ in where they secrete their substances. Exocrine glands secrete their substances through a duct; endocrine glands secrete their substances (hormones) directly to blood for blood transport.

Holocrine glands are a form of exocrine gland and secrete their substances through apoptosis. As the cell grows it enlarges and manufactures intracellular vesicles, that are filled with whatever the secretion may be. As the cell nears its death, it ruptures and the secretion is made available to the outside. Thus, because they require cell death, the upkeep of the gland requires resupply of tissues and high rate of mitosis. The tissue type is stratified cuboidal, which aids in secretion.

Sjogren’s Syndrome - What is it? That’s a good question, it’s an autoimmune disease that attacks the exocrine glands that produce sweat and saliva. Not being able to sweat in the summer or living in the south is not at all good for a person, and the dry mouth must be awful. This is a great poster that shows where it works in your body. Forewarned is good practice.


A primary Sjögren's syndrome patient with marked swelling of multiple exocrine glands and sclerosing pancreatitis.


Massage can play an important role in helping to manage the symptoms of many chronic illnesses. Individuals with Sjorgens Syndrome may benefit from using facial massage as it stimulates the exocrine glands of the face -- the Parotid, Submandibular, Sublingual, and Lacrimal glands.