Prolactin meaning

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A pituitary hormone that stimulates and maintains the secretion of milk.
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A pituitary hormone stimulating milk secretion in mammals and secretion by the crop gland in certain birds.
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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.
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A protein hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland that stimulates and maintains the secretion of milk in mammals.
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(biochemistry) A peptide gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland; it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation in females.
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