Anatomy of the human mammary gland: Current status of knowledge.

@article{Hassiotou2013AnatomyOT,
  title={Anatomy of the human mammary gland: Current status of knowledge.},
  author={Foteini Hassiotou and Donna Geddes},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={29-48}
}
Mammary glands are unique to mammals, with the specific function of synthesizing, secreting, and delivering milk to the newborn. Given this function, it is only during a pregnancy/lactation cycle that the gland reaches a mature developmental state via hormonal influences at the cellular level that effect drastic modifications in the micro- and macro-anatomy of the gland, resulting in remodeling of the gland into a milk-secretory organ. Pubertal and post-pubertal development of the breast in… CONTINUE READING
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