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Prolactin (PRL), also known as luteotropic hormone or luteotropin, is a protein that in humans is best known for its role in enabling mammals, usually females, ...

Prolactin - WebMD


Nov 14, 2014 ... A prolactin test measures the level of the hormone prolactin, produced by the pituitary gland, in your blood.

Prolactin: The Test - Lab Tests Online


Dec 19, 2014 ... Prolactin levels may be used for several reasons. Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland and its primary role is to help initiate ...

You & Your Hormones | Hormones | Prolactin


Mar 31, 2015 ... Prolactin is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland, named because of its role in lactation. It also has other wide ranging functions in the ...

Prolactinomas | Disorders | Knowledge Base


These pituitary tumors (also called adenomas) secrete excessive amounts of prolactin and are the most common type of pituitary tumor seen clinically. Prolactin ...

High prolactin levels and prolactinomas - UpToDate


Jul 8, 2015 ... Prolactin-producing adenomas (also called “prolactinomas”) are benign (non- cancerous) tumors of the pituitary gland that produce prolactin ...

Human Reproduction, Lectures: Prolactin


Prolactin: A product of the anterior pituitary 199 amino acids with glycosylated and nonglycosylated forms. It possesses a myriad of effects with the most ...

Hyperprolactinemia (high prolactin levels) - ReproductiveFacts.org


From ReproductiveFacts.org. The Patient Education Website of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Hyperprolactinemia (high prolactin levels).

Prolactin: Reference Range, Interpretation, Collection and Panels


Dec 11, 2015 ... The reference range for prolactin in females is as follows: Nongravid/nonlactating : 2-29 ng/mL Gravid: 10-209 ng/mL (third trimester) The ...

Prolactin Deficiency: Background, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology


Jun 10, 2014 ... In the vast majority of prolactin deficiency states, the deficiency occurs secondary to general anterior pituitary dysfunction. The most commonly ...

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Prolactin Level Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results - Healthline


Prolactin (also called PRL or lactogenic hormone) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It plays an important role in reproductive health.

Prolactin blood test: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


Prolactin is a hormone released by the pituitary gland. that stimulates breast development and milk production in women. There is no known normal function for ...

What does 'high prolactin levels' mean? - NetDoctor


Dec 5, 2014 ... Question. I have just been diagnosed with high prolactin levels and I can't seem to get a straight answer from anything that I have researched.