Neural control of sweat secretion: a review

25 Jun 2018 03:38 Ricerca


Humans have 4 million exocrine sweat glands, which can be classified into two types: eccrine and apocrine glands. Sweat secretion, a constitutive feature, is directly involved in thermoregulation and metabolism, and is regulated by both the central nervous system (CNS) and autonomic nervous system (ANS).


To explore how sweat secretion is controlled by both the CNS and the ANS and the mechanisms behind the neural control of sweat secretion.


We conducted a literature search on PubMed for reports in English from 1 January 1950 to 31 December 2016.

Hu Y, Converse C, Lyons MC, Hsu WH.

Br J Dermatol. 2018 Jun;178(6):1246-1256. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15808.

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