glandular tissue


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glandular tissue

Etymology: L, glandula, small gland; OFr, tissu
a group of epithelial secreting cells composing a definitive glandular organ, such as the thyroid.

glandular tissue

A group of epithelial cells capable of producing secretions.
See also: tissue
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The varying ratio of fatty tissue to glandular tissue influences choice of technique in reduction mammaplasty.
In a breast categorized as scattered fibroglandular density (B), a large cancer is easily seen (arrow) in the relatively fatty portion of the breast, though a small cancer could have been hidden in areas with normal glandular tissue.
7% were alive at the end of the six-year follow-up whereas out of women whose proportion of glandular tissue was higher than 10% 87.
Fibro adenomas of the breast are lumps composed of fibrous and glandular tissue.
Epstein has already mastered a pull-out technique, which removes excess glandular tissue from the breasts through tiny incisions of the sides of the chest.
In this case the dielectric contrast between tumor and bordering glandular tissue is approximately 1.
Recently, we have adapted this methodology to create irregularly shaped breast phantoms [13], as well as modelling the glandular tissue by a discrete number of cones [14].
The distribution of black, gray, and white on a mammogram varies between women depending on the relative proportions of glandular tissue and fat but stays fairly constant in a single woman in a single year.
As Williams notes, because breasts are made up of fat and glandular tissue, they "soak up pollution like a pair of soft sponges.
Mammary gland stem cells respond to hormonal induction by greatly expanding glandular tissue to increase milk production," said Elaine Fuchs, an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
From the age of 35 glandular tissue of the breasts is gradually replaced by fat.