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increased levels of prolactin in the blood; in women it is associated with amenorrhea and often galactorrhea, and it has been reported to cause impotence in men.
Elevated levels of prolactin in the blood, which is a normal physiologic reaction during lactation and pregnancy, but pathologic otherwise; prolactin may also be elevated in cases of certain pituitary tumors, and amenorrhea is often present.
hyperprolactinemia/hy·per·pro·lac·tin·emia/ (-pro-lak″tĭ-ne´me-ah) increased levels of prolactin in the blood, often associated with pituitary adenoma.hyperprolactine´mic
An elevated level of prolactin in the blood.
Etymology: Gk, hyper + L, pro, before, lac, milk; Gk, haima, blood
an excessive amount of prolactin in the blood, usually caused by a pituitary adenoma but sometimes caused by endocrine side effects related to certain antipsychotic medications. In women it is usually associated with galactorrhea and secondary amenorrhea; in men it may be a factor in gynecomastia, decreased libido, and impotence. Also spelled hyperprolactinaemia.
Elevated levels of prolactin in the blood; a normal physiologic reaction during lactation, but pathologic otherwise; often due to physical or emotional stress or rapid weight loss, sometimes to pituitary adenoma; amenorrhea is usually present.
increased levels of prolactin in the blood; occurs in severe hypothyroidism, caused by excessive thyrotropin-releasing hormone. Galactorrhea and anestrus results.