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Prolactin

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Description of Prolactin

Prolactin: glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in mammals it stimulates the production of milk and assists in maintaining the corpus luteum.
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Prolactin: glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in mammals it stimulates the production of milk and assists in maintaining the corpus luteum.
Source: CRISP

Prolactin: A lactogenic hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). It is a polypeptide of approximately 23 kD. Besides its major action on lactation, in some species prolactin exerts effects on reproduction, maternal behavior, fat metabolism, immunomodulation and osmoregulation. Prolactin receptors are present in the mammary gland, hypothalamus, liver, ovary, testis, and prostate.
Source: MeSH 2007

Prolactin: Related Topics

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Prolactin as an Organ

Prolactin (organ): Prolactin is one of the pituitary hormones, chemical substances made and/or...more »

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Terms Similar to Prolactin:

  • Lactogenic Hormone, Pituitary
  • Mammotropic Hormone, Pituitary
  • Mammotropin

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Broader terms for Prolactin

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Source - CRISP

The term Prolactin can be used for:

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