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Definition:
Peptide hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland. Prolactin is best known for its action in stimulating the mammary glands to produce milk (lactation).

Prolactin is known to be involved in many other physiological processes including enlargement of the mammary glands in preparation for milk production, sexual gratification, metabolism, regulation of the immune system, and others.

Other resources:
Prolactin (Wikipedia)



Definition:
Endocrine cell of the anterior pituitary gland responsible for synthesizing and releasing prolactin (PRL).









Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Last updated: Friday, August 28, 2015