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Definition of the noun lactogenic hormone
What does lactogenic hormone mean as a name of something?
- gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- synonyms of lactogenic hormone: luteotropin / prolactin
- more generic terms: gonadotrophic hormone / gonadotrophin / gonadotropic hormone / gonadotropin = hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; lactogen = any agent that enhances milk production
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A Dictionary of Biology (2017)
by M. Abercrombie
LACTOGENIC HORMONE (PROLACTIN). Hormone of anterior pituitary; in mammals probably largely responsible for onset of milk production in mother after parturition; also stimulates crop-milk (q.v.) production In pigeons; and is probably responsible for maternal, broody and related behaviour in mammals, birds, amphibia and fish. LACTOSE. Sugar (disaccharide, with twelve carbon atoms) occurring in mammalian milk. Compound of a molecule of glucose and a molecule of ...
by Harvey Marcovitch
The lactogenic hormone, also known as prolactin, mammotrophin and luteotrophin, induces lactation.
by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth
cf: lactogenic hormone. LACTOGENIC HORMONE Prolactin q.v. LACTOSE the condensation of glucose q.v. and galactose q.v., a Milk sugar. A disaccharide q.v. produced from significant dietary carbohydrate q.v. from animal origin. LACTO VEGETARIAN DIET A vegetarian diet q.v. that permits the use of dairy products. LACUNA 3. A space or a cavity. Lacunae in bone. 1. The space in which cells are located.
by D. Brynn Hibbert, A.M. James
Prolactin (lactogenic hormone, luteotrophic ...
by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff
Lactogenic hormone (LTH or prolactin) acts on the mammary glands to promote milk secretion.
by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero
lactogenic hormone (lak-to-jen' -ik hor'mon): Prolactin (q. v.). lactose (lak' -t6s): ...
Mosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)
by Elsevier, Mosby
pl the hormones of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, including the growth horn, pulp hormones (somatotropin 1, lactogenic hormone, prolactin, galactin, ...
Black's Medical Dictionary (2005)
by Bloomsbury Publishing
The lactogenic hormone, also known as prolactin, mammotrophin and luteotrophin, induces lactation. The neurohypophysis produces two hormones.
low-grade dysplasia LGE Langatencephalitis LGF lateral giant fiber LGH lactogenic hormone LGI large glucagon immunoreactivity; low gastrointestinal; lower gastrointestinal LGIB low gastrointestinal bleeding LGIC ligand-gated ion channel LGL large granular leukocyte; large granular lymphocyte; Lown-Ganong -Levine [syndrome] LGL-NK large granular lymphocyte–natural killer LGM left gluteus medius 3LGM three-level graph-based model LGMD limb-girdle muscular dystrophy ...
by Chris Brooker
the lactogenic hormone. The posterior lobe (neurohypophysis) stores and secretes oxytocin and antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin or arginine vasopressin [AVP]).
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