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In the mouse, the footpad is the only tissue with eccrine sweat glands. These sweat glands are thought to provide tactile sensitivity.
An overview of the footpad is provided in the 4X micrograph, showing the dermal ridges formed by the stratified squamous epithelium and the dermis (connective tissue), eccrine sweat glands, and skeletal muscle. The 10X micrograph exhibits the components of the footpad in detail. The 20X micrograph displays the various layers of the stratified squamous epithelium. The 40X micrograph offers a close-up view of the eccrine sweat glands.
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