Mammary gland: Development and secretion

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An attempt is made in this brief review to give a general overview of the physiology of mammary gland development and lactation in human beings. Much of the information is comparative since experimental studies in animals have not always been confirmed in women. Wherever possible, however, relevant studies of human beings are cited, and, because of the many excellent reviews on each aspect of mammary gland physiology, an attempt is made to direct the reader frequently to these sources. Some representative original papers are also listed. The perspective is that of an endocrinologist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-324
Number of pages22
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Annual
VolumeVol 7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1978


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