hyperprolactinemia


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hyperprolactinemia

 [hi″per-pro-lak″tin-e´me-ah]
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.

hy·per·pro·lac·ti·ne·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-prō'lak-ti-nē'mē-ă),
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

(hī′pər-prō-lăk′tə-nē′mē-ə)
n.
An elevated level of prolactin in the blood.

hy·per·pro·lac·ti·ne·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-prō-lak'ti-nē'mē-ă)
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.
Synonym(s): hyperprolactinaemia.
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where macroprolactinoma was the dominant lesion.10 It is important to differentiate between non-function pituitary adenomas with hyperprolactinemia due to stalk effect and true macroprolactinoma.
Macroprolactinemia is a neglected cause of hyperprolactinemia in cases with unexplained etiology.
Lactotroph pituitary adenomas, also called prolactinomas, account for almost half of non-physiologic hyperprolactinemia. Other pituitary adenomas which not secrete prolactin may also cause hyperprolactinemia by compression of the pituitary stalk.
Antipsychotic-drug-induced hyperprolactinemia: physiopathology, clinical features and guidance.
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In hyperprolactinemia, women won't conceive because the body is acting as if it's in a lactation stage.
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined by the consistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain penile erection adequate for sexual intercourse.1 Epidemiological studies have suggested that more than 30 million males in United States are affected by ED.2 QJ Zhang and his colleagues reported that the prevalence of ED is 26.1% in the three major cities of Beijing, Chongqing and Guangzhou in China.3 Penile erection is a complex process involving psychogenic and hormonal input.4 Endocrine disorders, hypogonadism, hyperprolactinemia and thyroid diseases, are common risk factors of ED.5,6 Previous studies have reported that in overt hypothyroidism, the ratio of ED reach up to 52.1% and moreover overt thyroid function failure adversely affects erectile function among males.7,8