Engelsk definition

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.

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Engelska synonymer

Mammotropic Hormone, Pituitary Hormone, Pituitary Mammotropic Pituitary Mammotropic Hormone PRL (Prolactin) Lactogenic Hormone, Pituitary Hormone, Pituitary Lactogenic Pituitary Lactogenic Hormone Mammotropin