galactopoiesis


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galactopoiesis

[gə‚lak·tə‚pōi′ē·səs]
(physiology)
Formation of the components of milk by the cells composing the lobuloalveolar glandular structure.
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Ghita, "The effect of ovine placenta extract on mammogenesis, lactogenesis, and galactopoiesis in sheep," Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, vol.
Milk production involves rapid physical, chemical and biological changes right from galactopoiesis to let down.
Oxytocin is also involved in galactopoiesis. Thyroxin hormone and insulin play a role in milk synthesis mechanism.