Both men and women have mammary glands, but these milk-producing glands are undeveloped and typically nonfunctional in males. The release of estrogen after puberty prompts the development of the glandular tissue in women.Continue Reading
Although both men and women have mammary glands, this tissue seldom develops in men. The endocrine system regulates the development of mammary glands, and they begin working in response to the hormonal changes brought on by childbirth. These glands begin producing milk only after labor.
Overdevelopment of the male breast, or gynecomastia, is a response to too much estrogen or too little testosterone. The glandular tissue present in the male breast increases in size to form an enlarged breast. This condition usually occurs in babies, teenagers and older men. In babies and teenagers, the condition tends to go away without medical intervention according to WebMD.Learn more about Human Anatomy
The glands that excrete water and salt through the skin are named the sudoriferous glands. These are also known as sweat glands and are divided into eccrine sweat glands and apocrine sweat glands.Full Answer >
Sweat glands and fatty layers in the skin help to regulate body temperature in mammals. When the outside temperature is high, sweat glands release bodily fluids combined with salt to keep the body temperature from getting too high. When the outside temperature is low, fatty layers on the skin act as insulation, trapping heat and keeping it from leaving the body.Full Answer >
The lacrimal caruncle covers and protects the various glands to the side of the eye, and is connected to some of the muscles of the lower eyelid. The lacrimal caruncle is a small piece of skin located at the inside corner of each eye.Full Answer >
According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the Skene's glands and ducts found in females are homologous to the male prostate. The source uses the term "female prostate" to refer to this structure.Full Answer >