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The hormones responsible for milk production and milk ejection, respectively are______.

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oxytocin and prolactin
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prolactin and estrogen
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prolactin and oxytocin
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estrogen and prolactin
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Solution

The correct option is C prolactin and oxytocin
The hormones responsible for milk production and milk ejection are prolactin and oxytocin, respectively.

Prolactin is a hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and is responsible for the synthesis and secretion of milk.

Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus. But it is stored and released by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland. It is responsible for the ejection of milk.

Estrogen is a hormone produced by the developing follicles of the ovary. It is responsible for the deposition of fat in the mammary glands.

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