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Female breast

Female Breast

Overview

The female breast is either of two mammary glands (organs of milk secretion) on the chest.

Review Date 1/30/2018

Updated by: Todd Campbell, MD, FACS, Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Surgery, Volunteer Faculty, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ; Staff General Surgeon, Wilmington, VA, Medical Center, Wilmington, DE. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.