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lactogenic hormone

Definition of the noun lactogenic hormone

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  1. gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition

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Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

The lactogenic hormone, also known as prolactin, mammotrophin and luteotrophin, induces lactation.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

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.

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Chemistry (1987)

by D. Brynn Hibbert, A.M. James

Prolactin (lactogenic hormone, luteotrophic ...

Google previewThe Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

Lactogenic hormone (LTH or prolactin) acts on the mammary glands to promote milk secretion.

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

lactogenic hormone (lak-to-jen' -ik hor'mon): Prolactin (q. v.). lactose (lak' -t6s): ...

Google previewMosby'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, ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

The lactogenic hormone, also known as prolactin, mammotrophin and luteotrophin, induces lactation. The neurohypophysis produces two hormones.

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

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 ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

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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