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Glands of Montgomery

1. Glands located in the areola area of the nipple. These glands appear on both the areola and on the nipple itself. The number of these glands vary. There can be fewer than five or more than 20 Montgomery glands present. These glands are responsible for secreting fluid in order to keep the nipple and areola lubricated. (

2. A number of small mammary glands forming small rounded projections from the surface of the areola of the breast; they enlarge with pregnancy and during lactation secrete a substance presumed to resist chapping. (

3. Sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple. The glands make oily secretions (lipoid fluid) to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected. Volatile compounds in these secretions may also serve as an olfactory stimulus for newborn appetite. (

Syn: Areolar glands, Montgomery glands

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