Lipner, Harry Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Last reviewed:August 2020
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The function of the mammary gland providing milk nourishment to the newborn mammal. This process is under the control of the endocrine and nervous systems. It involves transformation of an inactive duct system to a lobuloalveolar glandular structure during pregnancy, cellular production of the components of milk (galactopoiesis), secretion into the ducts, and ejection under the stimulus of milking or suckling.
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