prolactin-releasing factor

prolactin-releasing factor (PRF),

a substance of hypothalamic origin that stimulates the release of prolactin.

pro·lac·to·lib·er·in

(prō-lak'tō-lib'ĕr-in)
A substance of hypothalamic origin that stimulates the release of prolactin.
Compare: bioregulator
Synonym(s): prolactin-releasing factor, prolactin-releasing hormone.
[prolactin + L. libero, to free, + -in]
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It is considered as a putative hypothalamic prolactin-releasing factor in rodents [107] and ruminants [84, 108], in some specific conditions, especially during the suckling stimulus [102, 110, 111].
Although dopamine is known as the main prolactin inhibitory factor, the main prolactin-releasing factor has not been defined yet.
(7) Acromegaly: 50% of patients with growth hormone adenomas were associated with hyperprolactinemia.[sup][1] (c) Drug factors, some drugs increased secretion of prolactin by antagonizing prolactin release inhibitory factor and increasing prolactin-releasing factor leading to reducing the role of dopamine.
* The (4) hypothalamus secretes a prolactin-release-inhibiting factor (PIF) and a prolactin-releasing factor (PRF).

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