Description[edit | edit source]

The breasts are pair of mammary glands extending from the front of the chest in pubescent and adult human female.[1] It produces milk for infants. One breast is made up of deep and superficial structures. The superficial structures constitures of the skin, areola and nipple. While the internal part consitutes of the subcutanous fat, lobules and other underlaying structures. The breasts are considered to be remarkably significant in the female reproductive system.

Surface Anatomy[edit | edit source]

These are the visible sructures of the breasts. They include the skin, areola and the nipple. The breast is tear shaped and its size is influnced by the amount of subcutaneous fat in within the breast tissue.The breast extends from the second rib level to the level of the sixth rib in the front of the human rib cage. The colour of the areolar is darker than the surrouding skin. There are varients on the presentation of the surface anatomy of the breasts.


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  1. "Breast – Definition of breast by Merriam-Webster". Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  2. AnatomyZone.Structure and Anatomy of the female Breasts. 3D Anatomy Tutorial . Available from:[last accessed 30/6/2021]