lactiferous duct

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Noun1.lactiferous duct - ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipplelactiferous duct - ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
tit, titty, boob, breast, knocker, bosom - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
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Papillary breast lesions encompass a spectrum of masses, which pathologically demonstrate fronds attached to the inner mammary duct wall by a fibrovascular core with both epithelial and myoepithelial cells.
Ultrasound of the breasts may reveal dilated subareolar ducts denoting mammary duct ectasia and in some cases can pick up the papilloma.
Mammastatin is detected in the mammary duct epithelial cells of normal breast tissue, and it is secreted into the blood--but is not found in breast milk.
The remarkable similarity in the microscopic features of salivary duct carcinomas and mammary duct carcinomas further raises questions as to whether these tumors share antigenic or hormonal features.
The tiny slide-size model, dubbed 'breast on-a-chip' for its replication of the branching mammary duct system, could help experts to test nanomedical approaches for the detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Furthermore, depending on their location in the mammary duct system, papillary lesions may be solitary, centrally (subareolar) located or multifocal, and peripherally located within terminal duct-lobular units.
Causes of nipple discharge Physiological Galactorrhoea Mammary duct ectasia Intraduct papilloma Carcinoma Purulent discharge from breast abscess Drugs (e.
Coordinate loss of fibroblast growth factor 2 and laminin 5 expression during neoplastic progression of mammary duct epithelium.