prolactin

noun pro·lac·tin \ prō-ˈlak-tən \

Definition of prolactin

:a protein hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary that induces lactation

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Origin and Etymology of prolactin

2pro- + lact- + 1-in


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prolactin

noun pro·lac·tin \ prō-ˈlak-tən \

medical Definition of prolactin

:a protein hormone of the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland that induces and maintains lactation in the postpartum mammalian female abbreviation PRL called also luteotropic hormone, luteotropin, mammotropin

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