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Lactation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Lactation
Tree Number(s)
G08.686.523
G08.686.702.500
Unique ID
D007774
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007774
Annotation
check the tag FEMALE usually but occasionally MALE; "postpartum amenorrhea" is indexed under PUERPERIUM + AMENORRHEA and not LACTATION unless lactation is particularly discussed; ANIMALS, SUCKLING is available but the suckling of an animal goes here: human suckling goes under BREAST FEEDING
Scope Note
The processes of milk secretion by the maternal MAMMARY GLANDS after PARTURITION. The proliferation of the mammary glandular tissue, milk synthesis, and milk expulsion or let down are regulated by the interactions of several hormones including ESTRADIOL; PROGESTERONE; PROLACTIN; and OXYTOCIN.
Entry Term(s)
Lactation, Prolonged
Milk Secretion
See Also
Breast Feeding
Colostrum
Galactogogues
Milk
Milk, Human
Public MeSH Note
LACTATION, PROLONGED was heading 1975-96 (see under LACTATION 1975-90)
History Note
LACTATION, PROLONGED was heading 1975-96 (see under LACTATION 1975-90)
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/14
Lactation Preferred
Lactation, Prolonged Related
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