a type of acidophil in the adenohypophysis that secretes prolactin. Called also lactotrope, luteotroph, and mammotroph.
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PRL is a polypeptide hormone, synthesized and secreted by luteotroph in the anterior pituitary, and its main function is to regulate reproduction, lactation, and puerpera behavior [9].