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Tissues > Exocrine Glands > Mammary Glands, Human
Body Regions > Breast > Mammary Glands, Human

Preferred term

Mammary Glands, Human  


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Broader concept

Entry terms

  • Gland, Mammary
  • Glands, Mammary
  • Human Mammary Gland
  • Human Mammary Glands
  • Mammary Gland
  • Mammary Glands


  • for animals use MAMMARY GLANDS, ANIMAL

Scope note

  • Glandular tissue in the BREAST of human that is under the influence of hormones such as ESTROGENS; PROGESTINS; and PROLACTIN. In WOMEN, after PARTURITION, the mammary glands secrete milk (MILK, HUMAN) for the nourishment of the young.

History note

  • 2004; use BREAST 1975-2003

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