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any substance that enhances lactation.
human placental lactogen (HPL) (hPL) a hormone secreted by the placenta, which disappears from the blood immediately after delivery. It has lactogenic, luteotropic, and growth-promoting activity, and inhibits maternal insulin activity during pregnancy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Abbreviation for human placental lactogen.
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A gene on chromosome 22q13.1 that encodes a galectin family-type carbohydrate-binding protein, which is implicated in modulating cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, and may regulate apoptosis, cell proliferation and cell differentiation.
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Greater compensatory growth of olive flounder fed on both HP and HPL diets rather than HL diet regardless of a week of feed deprivation in this study could be explained by the high protein diets greatly increasing the T3 levels of fish (Riley et al., 1993; MacKenzie et al., 1998) as T3 level of fish played an important role to achieve compensatory growth of fish (Gaylord et al., 2001; Cho and Cho, 2009).
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