Lactation

Lactation describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young. The process can occur with almost all post-pregnancy female mammals, although it predates mammals. In humans the process of feeding milk is also called breastfeeding or nursing. In most species, milk comes out of the m...
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Lactation

The period of calf nursing between birth and weaning
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lactation

(L. lactatio, from lactare to suckle) the period of the secretion of milk.
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lactation

(lak-ta´shәn) the secretion of milk by the breasts; it is thought to be brought about by action of progesterone and estrogen and specific pituitary hormones, such as lactogenic hormone (prolactin). It does not begin until at least 3 days after the birth of the baby; before that, and immediately after birth, ...
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lactation

(lak-ta;shun) The production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands.
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lactation

[n] - the period following birth during which milk is secreted 2. [n] - the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
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Lactation

• (n.) A giving suck; the secretion and yielding of milk by the mammary gland.
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lactation

<obstetrics> The period of the secretion of milk. ... Origin: L. Lactatio, from lactare = to suckle ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Lactation

Lac·ta'tion noun A giving suck; the secretion and yielding of milk by the mammary gland.
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Lactation

It is the process by which milk secretion in the breasts is initiated and maintained and milk is delivered to the suckling infant.
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lactation

Latin lactans = suckling. Hence, the act of secreting milk.
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Lactation

milk production
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Lactation

Milk production
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lactation

Milk production by the breasts
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LACTATION

production of breast milk.
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Lactation

Production of milk by the breasts.
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Lactation

Production of milk by the breasts.
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lactation

secretion and yielding of milk by females after giving birth. The milk is produced by the mammary glands, which are contained within the breasts. ... [5 related articles]
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lactation

Secretion of milk in mammals, from the mammary glands. In late pregnancy, the cells lining the lobules inside the mammary glands begin extracting substances from the blood to produce milk. The supply of milk starts shortly after birth with the production of colostrum, a clear fluid consisting largely of water, protein, antibodies, and vitamins. The...
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Lactation

Secretion or formation of milk by the mammary glands.
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Lactation

The period after birth in which the mother produces milk for the offspring.
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LACTATION

The period in which a doe produces milk; the secretion or formation of milk.
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LACTATION

The period of milk secretion.
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Lactation

The period of time in which ewe is producing milk.
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Lactation

The production and secretion of milk after childbirth
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