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lactation
Subject Category
L Animal Science and Animal Products
S Biological Sciences
Definition
The processes of milk secretion by the maternal mammary glands after parturition. The proliferation of the mammary glandular tissue, milk synthesis, and milk expulsion or let down are regulated by the interactions of several hormones including estradiol; progesterone; prolactin; and oxytocin.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/31646.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/31646
Broader Term
mammary gland function
Narrower Term
human lactation
lactation duration
lactation stage
milk ejection
Related Term
dairy science
lactating females
milk secretion
parturition
teats
Spanish
lactación
Term Number
31646