Definition of Prolactin

1. Noun. Gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition.




Definition of Prolactin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A peptide gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland; it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation in females ¹

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Definition of Prolactin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prolactin

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prolactin (current term)
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Literary usage of Prolactin

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"In this study we t evidence that certain serotonin recep- agonists inhibit prolactin secretion via :t effect on the dopamine receptor of pituitary ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"By 14 days after the last chronic injection of nicotine, the prolactin response ... Coinciding with the return of the nicotine-induced prolactin response, ..."

3. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Whatever the cause, elevated prolactin frequently is associated with ... High prolactin levels can cause impotence in males and disruption of normal ..."

4. Drug Addiction Research & the Health of Women edited by Cora L. Wetherington (1999)
"however, their prolactin levels increase modestly in response to peak plasma levels ... During the second half of pregnancy, when prolactin levels normally ..."

5. Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research (1991): The Third Triennial Report to edited by MaryLouise Embrey, Christine R. Hartel (1999)
"Concomitant treatment with exogenous ovine prolactin after lowering of endogenous ... Concomitant administration of exogenous ovine prolactin partially ..."

6. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by DIANE Publishing Company, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (1995)
"prolactin plasma levels were lowered considerably in lactating rats injected twice ... It was suggested that failure of prolactin release following chronic ..."

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