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lactotroph

 [lak´to-trōf″]
a type of acidophil in the adenohypophysis that secretes prolactin. Called also lactotrope, luteotroph, and mammotroph.

mam·mo·troph

(mam'ō-trof),
An acidophilic cell of the adenohypophysis that produces prolactin.
Synonym(s): prolactin cell

mammotroph

See lactotroph.

mammotroph

An obsolete term for a cell that produces prolactin; prolactin-secreting cell is the preferred term in the working medical parlance.
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They do cause some hyperplasia of the prolactin cells, but this is a reversible phenomenon, he said.