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Prolactin

Descriptions 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.
Source: Diseases Database

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

Summary Information: Prolactin

Prolactin: Prolactin is one of the pituitary hormones, chemical substances made and/or stored by the three lobes of the pituitary gland. Prolactin is produced and secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Its function is to stimulate and maintain milk production by the mammary glands in the breasts.

Prolactin secretion is controlled by the hypothalamus. Conditions that can afflict prolactin include prolactinoma, empty sella syndrome, adenoma, hypopituitarism, and head trauma.

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