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PROLACTIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prolactin mean? 

PROLACTIN (noun)
  The noun PROLACTIN has 1 sense:

1. gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition

  Familiarity information: PROLACTIN used as a noun is very rare.


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PROLACTIN (noun)


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Meaning:

Gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

lactogenic hormone; luteotropin; prolactin

Hypernyms ("prolactin" is a kind of...):

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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