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A pituitary hormone that stimulates and maintains the secretion of milk in mammals and also plays a role in metabolism and in modulation of the immune response.


(Biochemistry) a gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. In mammals it stimulates the secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum and initiates and maintains lactation. Also called: luteotrophin or luteotrophic hormone See also follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone


(proʊˈlæk tɪn)

a pituitary hormone that in mammals stimulates milk production at parturition and in birds activates the crop for feeding the young. Also called luteotropin.
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Noun1.prolactin - gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin - hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
lactogen - any agent that enhances milk production


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Prolactin is a 198 amino acid polypeptide hormone, its principal physiological action is to initiate and sustain lactation.
In conclusion, although this study gives important information to clinicians about the effects of antipsychotics on prolactin levels and BMD in schizophrenic patients, we strongly believe that the future studies should consider the abovementioned factors.
Hyperprolactinemia is associated with the emergence of sexual dysfunction; this additional post-hoc analysis provides further information on the clinical relevance of lurasidone's impact on prolactin levels.
Prolactin is often thought of as a "female hormone" because it promotes breastfeeding, but it's a hormone known in animals and encourages fatherly care throughout the animal kingdom - prolactin is a love hormone.
4,5) Prolactin can be found in the circulation in one of three isoforms based on its molecular weight: monomeric PRL (small PRL; molecular weight 23 kDa), dimeric PRL (medium PRL; molecular weight 50-60 kDa), and polymeric PRL [large PRL/ macroprolactin (maPRL); molecular weight 150-170 kDa).
In patients with hyperprolactinemia, consider using a prolactin-sparing antipsychotic, or treat women with estradiol to normalize their prolactin level," said Dr.
Prolactin treatment prevented chondrocyte death and associated cartilage degradation.
We measured serum estradiol, testosterone (second generation), progesterone, SHBG, prolactin, FSH, and LH concentrations on the Abbott Architect i2000SR system using chemiluminescence.
The relationship between the serum prolactin level and cancer has not been established in childhood, which necessitates further research.
Dopamine agonists inhibit production of prolactin; therefore Premular leads to reduced prolactin production.