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Breast: Cell Types Composing the Tissue

This article provides a brief introduction to the cell types that compose human breast tissue. It focuses on the anatomy of the human breast, the major types of tissues and cells in breast tissue, and the role stem cells play in normal breast tissue and pathologies.

The human breast is located on the upper ventral region on the body and is a distinguishing feature of mammals. The breast is part of the skin and, therefore, part of the integumentary system. Breast tissue is composed of three main types of tissue: glandular tissue, connective tissue, and adipose tissue. The breast contains no muscle tissue. These components have various functions in the breast, which will be discussed further. The breast contains many lobes, which are composed of lobules. ...

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