Medical Definition of Ampulla lactifera

1. A circumscribed spindle-shaped dilation of the lactiferous duct just before it enters the nipple. In nursing mothers this dilatation stores a droplet of milk which is expressed by compression as the infant begins to suckle; this is thought to encourage continual suckling while the let-down reflex ensues. Synonym: sinus lactiferi, ampulla lactifera, ampulla of milk duct, lactiferous ampulla. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ampulla Lactifera

ampoules
amprenavir
amprolium
amprotropine phosphate
amps
ampul
ampule
ampules
ampulla
ampulla canaliculi lacrimalis
ampulla chyli
ampulla ductus lacrimalis
ampulla duodeni
ampulla hepatopancreatica
ampulla lactifera (current term)
ampulla membranacea
ampulla of Lorenzini
ampulla of Vater
ampulla of gallbladder
ampulla of lacrimal canaliculus
ampulla of milk duct
ampulla of rectum
ampulla of the semicircular canals
ampulla of the semicircular ducts
ampulla of uterine tube
ampulla of vater
ampulla ossea
ampulla recti

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