mammary glands


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mammary glands

Milk-secreting glands in female breasts. Each gland comprises many lobules linked by ducts leading to a nipple.
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Normally, mashing a woman's breast would get the masher a sexual assault charge, or at the very least, a slap on the face courtesy of the owner of the mammary glands.
22 ( ANI ): A scientist shown for the first time that folic acid supplements in doses 2.5 to five times the daily requirement "significantly promotes" the growth of existing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells in the mammary glands of rats.
The global economic value of buffalo is tremendous and ultimately hinges on its mammary glands, either through its capacity to provide dairy products or because of its growth and production of milk which underlies successful animal production, welfare, and survival [6].
Macroscopic examination and biometry of udder: The mammary glands of all the animals were analyzed for presence of any gross lesions.
In addition, it inhibited the development of preneoplastic lesions in carcinogen-treated mouse mammary glands in culture and inhibited tumorigenesis in a mouse skin cancer model.
Similar to mammary glands, these glands have the capacity to branch into lobuli and to form acini.
You may not think it, but men have mammary glands too and some are fairly welldeveloped due to what's called gynecomastia.
The individual mammary glands are connected via lymphatic and blood vessels, so there is the possibility of spread along the mammary chain via these vessels.
A dog spayed prior to sexual maturity (occurs around 6 months old) is at a reduced risk of mammary cancer because the spay removes the ovaries, which produce the estrogen that is significant to the full development of the mammary glands.
PARKVILLE, VIC, Australia, October 25, 2018 -- Scientists here have discovered how the growth of milk-producing mammary glands is triggered during puberty, as dormant stem cells in the mammary gland are awakened by a protein dubbed FoxP1.