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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.
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, mammotrophin (mam-ōt'rō-pin, -trō'fin),
Obsolete term for prolactin.
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