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Mammary Glands

Anatomy of

What Bodily system do Mammary Glands belong to? Integumentary (skin) System
What are Mammary Glands? modified Sweat Glands, Fat, and Connective Tissue over Pectoralis Major
What are Glandular Alveoli? Alveoli where Milk is PRODUCED
What Hormone(s) influence Milk production? Estrogen, Progesterone, Prolactin
What are Lactiferous Ducts? tubular Network leading to Nipple
What Hormone(s) stimulate the release of Milk to the Nipple? Oxytocin
What Tissues make up the Areola? Circular area of Pigmentation (around Nipple), Areolar Glands, subcutaneous Smooth Muscle
What is the function of the Smooth Muscle of the Areola? ERECT Nipple for nursing Infant
Why are the Areolar Glands of the Nipple Sebaceous? to prevent Dry Out
Created by: kristel387