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Mammary gland

Mammary gland (Science: anatomy) milk producing gland of female mammals. An adapted sweat Gland, it is made up of milk... Read More

Principles of Hormonal Control Systems

Hormones are chemical messengers that enter the blood directly upon their secretion from endocrine glands. A single gland or... Read More

Myoepithelial cell

Definition noun, plural: myoepithelial cells (1) (histology) A slender, spindle-shaped contractile cell forming the thin... Read More

Apocrine gland

Definition noun, plural: apocrine glands A type of exocrine gland in which the secretory products are released together... Read More

Lactose

Definition noun plural: lactoses lac·tose, ˈlæk.toʊs A disaccharide (chemical formula: C12H22O11) made up of one... Read More

Colostrum

Definition noun, plural: colostra The first milk secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals coming into... Read More

Stratified cuboidal epithelium

Definition noun, plural: stratified cuboidal epithelia A type of stratified epithelium in which the topmost layer is made up... Read More

Lactotroph

Definition noun, plural: lactotrophs An acidophilic cell in the anterior pituitary that releases prolactin Supplement The... Read More

Alveolar gland

Alveolar gland a gland in which the secretory unit(s) has a saclike form and an obvious lumen; e.g., the active mammary... Read More

Mammalian Ancestors

Humans are mammals, the most successful taxonomic class of organisms to colonize the Earth. The word mammal derives from the... Read More

Milk

milk 1. (Science: physiology) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their... Read More

Estradiol

Definition noun, plural: estradiol An estrogenic hormone with a chemical formula of C18H24O2; a potent estrogen; a major... Read More

Nipple

nipple 1. (Science: anatomy) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a... Read More

Galactose

Definition noun plural: galactoses ga·lac·tose, ɡəˈlæktəʊz An aldohexose monosaccharide (chemical formula:... Read More

Exocrine glands

Exocrine gland (Science: anatomy) a gland that secretes its products through ducts or canals, such as sweatglands or mammary... Read More

Cuboidal epithelium

Definition noun, plural: cuboidal epithelia An epithelial tissue comprised of cuboidal epithelial cells, and is involved in... Read More

Lactation

Lactation (Science: obstetrics) The period of the secretion of milk. Origin: L. Lactatio, from lactare = to suckle The... Read More

Prolactin

Definition noun, plural: prolactins A peptide hormone secreted by lactotropic cell in the anterior pituitary of vertebrates,... Read More

Autocrine signaling

Autocrine Signaling Definition What is autocrine signaling? Autocrine signaling is a type of cell signaling wherein a cell... Read More

Reproductive system

Definition noun An organ system that functions primarily for the purpose of reproduction, and is comprised of sex... Read More

Progestogen

Definition noun, plural: progestogens A steroid hormone that is activated by the binding to the progesterone receptor, and... Read More

Metatherian mammal

Definition noun, plural: metatherian mammals Any from the group of mammals possessing choriovitelline type of placenta (as... Read More

Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung

Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud was a famous Austrian neurologist (1856 - 1939), who stated that dreams were the manifestation... Read More

Alveolar duct

Alveolar duct The part of the respiratory passages distal to the respiratory bronchiole; from it arise alveolar sacs and... Read More

Human Reproduction

Terminology and Concepts Primary reproductive organs are called gonads - testes in the male and ovaries in the female.... Read More

Mammalia

Definition noun, plural: mammals A taxonomic class that includes all mammals Supplement Mammalia is a taxonomic class of... Read More

Mammal

Definition noun, plural: mammals Any of the endothermic vertebrates belonging to class Mammalia, which are identifiable by... Read More

Monotremata

Definition noun (taxonomy) A subdivision of the class Mammalia comprised of mammals laying eggs rather than giving birth to... Read More