areolar glands

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a·re·o·lar glands

[TA]
a number of larger sebaceous glands forming small rounded projections (that is, areolar tubercles) from the surface of the areola of the breast; they enlarge during pregnancy and during lactation secrete a substance presumed to provide resistance to chapping.
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a·re·o·lar glands

(ă-rē'ō-lăr glandz) [TA]
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.
Synonym(s): Montgomery follicles.
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Montgomery,

William Featherstone, Irish obstetrician, 1797-1859.
Montgomery follicles - Synonym(s): Montgomery glands
Montgomery glands - a number of small mammary glands forming small rounded projections from the surface of the areola of the breast. Synonym(s): areolar glands; Montgomery follicles
Montgomery strap
Montgomery tubercles - elevated reddened areolar glands.
Montgomery vaginal speculum
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Do not use soap, as this can remove the natural oils produced by the Montgomery glands located in the areola.

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