Mammary Gland, resting
In the inactive state, mammary gland tissue appears to consist of ducts only, separated by extensive fibrous and adipose connective tissue stroma. Adipose tissue is concentrated between lobules.
In contrast, the lactating mammary gland has a much more highly developed parenchyma with active secretory cells.
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Last updated: 10 April 2002 / dgk