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Mammary fat

Dr Henry Knipe and Stefano Pacifici et al.

The mammary glands develop in close association with a depot of adipose tissue that is commonly referred to as the mammary fat pad

The mammary fat pad is a matrix of adipose and connective tissue capable of mediating hormone action and synthesizing an array of growth regulatory molecules.

Anatomy: Thoracic

Anatomy: Thoracic

Article information

rID: 15441
System: Breast
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Mammary fat tissue
  • Breast fat tissue

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