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prolactin

 [pro-lak´tin]
a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes the growth of breast tissue and stimulates and sustains milk production in postpartum mammals, and shows luteotropic activity in certain mammals. Called also lactogenic hormone and mammotropin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

PRL

Abbreviation for prolactin.
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PRL

The gene on 6p22.2-p21.3 that encodes prolactin.
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PRL

Abbreviation for prolactin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012