ZoologyWhich of the following hormones acts on the mammary glands and stimulates the formation of alveoli?

Which of the following hormones acts on the mammary glands and stimulates the formation of alveoli?

  1. A

    Prolactin 

  2. B

    Oxytocin

  3. C

    Progesterone

  4. D

    Oestrogen

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    Solution:

    Progesterone also acts on the mammary glands and stimulates the formation of alveoli (sac-like structures which store milk) and milk secretion.

    Oestrogens stimulate the formation of the ductal system of mammary glands.

    Prolactin stimulates milk formation and secretion.

    Oxytocin stimulates milk ejection.

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