Chemistry of Sweat
Perspiration or sweat is
your bodies way of cooling itself. It consists of water and certain dissolved
substances produced by glands in the skin. These glands are called sweat
glands. The average person has 2.6 million sweat glands in their skin.
Sweat glands are spread out all over the human body. They are in the layer
of skin called the dermis. The sweat gland is a long coiled tube of cells.
The coiled part is a duct that connects the gland to the opening or pore
on the skins outer surface. Nerve sells from the sympathetic nervous system
connect to the sweat glands in the body.