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Related to luteotropic: prolactin, luteotropic hormone


(ˌlu ti əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk)

also lu•te•o•troph•ic

(-ˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk)

affecting the corpus luteum.
[1940–45; corpus lute(um) + -o- + -tropic]
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14) TSH possess a luteotropic activity and reach one fifth of the biological activity of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) (15).
Luteotropic hormone which is called as lactotropic hormone stimulates milk production that is the basic function of prolactin in females (Guyton, 2001).
2] which is luteotropic and may prevent luteolysis (Bogan et al.
In reproduction, PRL can have a luteotropic or luteolytic action, depending on the stage of the reproductive cycle.