Contributions to the Physiology and Pathology of the Breast and Its Lymphatic Glands (Classic Reprint)

Contributions to the Physiology and Pathology of the Breast and Its Lymphatic Glands Classic Reprint Excerpt from Contributions to the Physiology and Pathology of the Breast and Its Lymphatic GlandsThe instructive variations in the secretory process Of the breast depend on the circumstance that the f

  • Title: Contributions to the Physiology and Pathology of the Breast and Its Lymphatic Glands (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Charles Creighton
  • ISBN: 9781332007738
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from Contributions to the Physiology and Pathology of the Breast and Its Lymphatic GlandsThe instructive variations in the secretory process Of the breast depend on the circumstance that the function is periodically called into play, and periodically subsides Lactation, properly so called, begins at the birth of the offspring, and, among the various mammals, lastsExcerpt from Contributions to the Physiology and Pathology of the Breast and Its Lymphatic GlandsThe instructive variations in the secretory process Of the breast depend on the circumstance that the function is periodically called into play, and periodically subsides Lactation, properly so called, begins at the birth of the offspring, and, among the various mammals, lasts for a certain number of weeks or months But the function of the breast is not suddenly called into play at the time of parturition, nor does it suddenly cease at the end Of suckling The function subsides gradually, and when the next pregnancy is established, it returns by still gradual stages to the full intensity that it possesses at or just after the birth It is in the stages Of gradual subsidence, of still gradual reawaken ing, and in the remarkable parallelism between them that one finds the valuable means of generalising upon the mammary secretion Hand in hand with the subsidence of the function, there goes on an upfolding of the structure, the result of which is visible externally in the diminished size of the organ The revival Of the functional activity is in like manner accompanied by an unfolding of the structure, the outward Sign of which is the increasing size and turgescence of the organ from the early months of pregnancy to the time of delivery The variations in the intensity of the secre tory force as measured by its products correspond to changing as peets of the secreting acini In following the processes of upfolding and unfolding structure, of subsiding and reviving intensity, one is sometimes apt to think that the mysterious dualism of structure and function comes near to being surprised of its secret.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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