GC: n

S: DRUGS – (last access: 18 November 2016);
PMC / NCBI- (last access: 18 November 2016).

N:1. 1932, from pro- + stem of lactation + chemical suffix -in.
Abbreviation: PRL.
2. Biology – Biochemistry: One of the hormones of the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates ans sustains lactation in postpartum mammals.
3. While the hormone has in the past also been referred to as luteotropin, this description was based on observations on rats and mice.
Synonyms: prolactin, lactogenic hormone, luteotropic hormone, LTH, luteotrophin, luteotropin.
4. Prolactin is a lactogenic hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis (pituitary gland, anterior). It is a polypeptide of approximately 23 kd. besides its major action on lactation, in some species prolactin exerts effects on reproduction, maternal behavior, fat metabolism, immunomodulation and osmoregulation. Prolactin receptors are present in the mammary gland, hypothalamus, liver, ovary, testis, and prostate …

S: 1. OED – (last access:18.11.2017 ). 2 & 3. GDT –; (last access: 25 November 2016). 4. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 25 November 2016).

SYN: lactogenic hormone, lactogenic factor, lactation hormone, lactotropic hormone, lactotropin, mammotrophic hormone, mammotrophin, mammotropic hormone, mammotropin. (Medicine).

S: COSNAUTAS/LIBRO ROJO (last access: 25 November 2016).

CR: galactorrhea, infant feeding, pregnancy.