let-down


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let-down

 [let´down]
the transport of milk from the alveoli of the breast to the ducts; called also milk let-down.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

let-down

(lĕt′doun′)
n.
A physiologic reflex in lactating females, activated usually in response to sucking or crying by an infant, in which milk previously secreted into the alveoli of the breasts is released into the ducts that lead to the nipple.
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