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Key Histology Features

Instructions: Run your mouse over the histology slide want to view. Key histology features are described. If a link is present, click to view and listen to the histology audioslide.

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histology slide of a sebacious gland

Sebacious Gland

This is a histology slide of a sebacious gland. It appears as a foamy structure lying in the dermis. There are polyhedral cells with central nuclei. In the periphery of the gland are the basal cells. The basal cells have more flattened nuclei. These are mitotically active cells. As the cells become filled with lipid, they move away from the periphery. The entire cell and its product will be discharged onto a hair follicle. Thus, this is a holocrine gland.