ablactation


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ablactation

(ˌæblækˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Medicine) the weaning of an infant
2. (Physiology) the cessation of milk secretion in the breasts
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Noun1.ablactation - the cessation of lactationablactation - the cessation of lactation    
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
2.ablactation - the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammalablactation - the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
substitution, commutation, exchange - the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
Translations
Ablaktation
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17,18] While it is not totally clear whether these complications were due to bromocriptine or to the increased incidence of such events during the puerperium, the withdrawal was undertaken out of concern that the ablactation issue might have a negative impact on the prescription bromocriptine for the treatment of other medical problems such as Parkinson's disease, hyperprolactinema, infertility, and certain tumors.