Structure of Mammary gland 10.08

Structure of Mammary gland 10.08

Both females and males have mammary glands. In females these are much larger and developed than in males and produce milk at childbirth. Each breast contains 15-20 lobes of compound areolar glands, each lobes resembling a bunch of grapes on a long stalk. the cells of the glands secrete milk, which flows along merging lactiferous ducts towards the nipple. the breast also contains a widespread drainage system of lymph vessels.

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