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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.


Abbreviation for human placental lactogen.


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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