Mammary gland


Workbook tasks

Slide 57: Mammary glands


This slide is a section through an active or resting mammary gland.

Identify microscopically:

  1. Glandular lobules
  2. Glandular alveoli

  3. Fibrocollagenous tissue

  4. Secretory ducts

Draw and annotate:

A glandular lobule in which a number of alveoli as well as surrounding tissue is drawn in detail.


  1. As what type of gland is the mammary gland classified?
  2. What is typical of the glandular alveoli?
  3. What types of connective tissue are found, and where?
  4. What types of secretory ducts are found and what is typical of them?
  5. What is the difference between an active and a resting mammary gland?




Clinical anatomy

Normal anatomy
Dissection of lactating breast
Cross section of the normal anatomy of the breast

Clinical case

Mammary gland


© januarie 2008 marius loots