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Noun: prolactin  prow'lak-tin
  1. Gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
    - lactogenic hormone, luteotropin

Derived forms: prolactins

Type of: gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin, lactogen

Encyclopedia: Prolactin