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mammary gland

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Definition : A mammary gland is an exocrine gland in humans and other mammals that produces milk to feed young offspring.

Components

- mammary lobules / terminal duct lobular unit TDLU
- mammary stroma

  • interlobular stroma
  • intralobular stroma

- lactiferous ducts / mammary large ducts

Pathology : mammary pathology

- anomalies of the mammary development ( anomalies of mammogenesis )
- mammary anomalies / mammary lesions
- mammary lesional syndromes
- mammary diseases
- mammary tumors

Digital slides

- HPC:92: Normal mammary gland.
- JRC:5341 : mammary hypertrophy.

See also

- breast
- female genital system

References

- Robinson GW. Cooperation of signalling pathways in embryonic mammary gland development. Nat Rev Genet. 2007 Dec;8(12):963-72. PMID: 18007652

- Hennighausen L, Robinson GW. Information networks in the mammary gland. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Sep;6(9):715-25. PMID: 16231422