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Body Regions > Breast

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  • human only; animal is MAMMARY GLANDS, ANIMAL; /surg: consider also MASTECTOMY & MAMMAPLASTY; inflammation = MASTITIS; tuberc of breast = MASTITIS (IM) + TUBERCULOSIS (IM), not TUBERCULOSIS, ENDOCRINE; self-examination = BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION

Scope note

  • In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.

In other languages

  • Finnish

  • mamma
  • mammae
  • naisen rinnat
  • naisen rinta
  • nisä
  • nisät
  • rinta
  • rintarauhanen
  • rintarauhaset
  • Swedish


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