Medical Definition of Milk-ejection reflex

1. Release of milk from the breast following tactile stimulation of the nipple; the afferent path is postulated to exist from the nipple to the hypothalamus; the efferent limb is represented by the neurohypophysial release of oxytocin into the systemic circulation; contraction of myoepithelial elements within the breast, caused by oxytocin, moves milk into the collecting ducts and toward the nipple. Synonym: let-down reflex, milk let-down reflex. (05 Mar 2000)



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milk-ejection reflex (current term)
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