A&P FRS: Mammary glands
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considered accessory glands
List the components of the mammary glands
Where are the mammary glands located?
in the pectoral area of thorax
What is the function of the mammary glands?
to produce milk and antibodies for nursing infant
What determines the size of the mammary glands?
Does size matter when it comes to milk production?
nope, it sure doesn't
15-20 compound glands of glandular tissue arranged radially within the breast
lactiferous glands with many ducts
contains openings of milk ducts
located near the center of breasts
wider circular area of pigmented skin surrounding nipples
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