Quantitative estimates of mammary growth during various physiological states: a review.

Abstract

The parenchymal portion of the mammary gland is immature at birth and begins to grow at a faster rate than the whole body shortly before occurrence of puberty. This accelerated or allometric growth rate is maintained for several estrous cycles, then returns to a growth rate equal to general body growth. Allometric growth of the mammary gland returns at… (More)

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@article{Tucker1987QuantitativeEO, title={Quantitative estimates of mammary growth during various physiological states: a review.}, author={H. A. Tucker}, journal={Journal of dairy science}, year={1987}, volume={70 9}, pages={1958-66} }