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Prolactin - Wikipedia

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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 Level Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results - Healthline

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Jul 8, 2016 ... Prolactin (also called PRL or lactogenic hormone) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It plays an important role in ...

Prolactin - WebMD

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

Prolactin: The Test - Lab Tests Online

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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

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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 ...

Definition of Prolactin - MedicineNet

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Prolactin: A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates lactation (milk production). It also has many other functions, including essential roles in the ...

ASRM Patient Fact Sheet: Hyperprolactinemia (High Prolactin Levels)

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High prolactin levels trigger the body to make milk for breastfeeding. In women who aren't pregnant, prolactin helps regulate the menstrual cycle (periods).

High prolactin levels and prolactinomas - UpToDate

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

What Else Can Cause Elevated Prolactin Levels? - Pituitary Society

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There are a few conditions other than prolactinomas that may be associated with hyperprolactinemia. As prolactin is regulated by dopamine , medications that ...

What does 'high prolactin levels' mean? - NetDoctor

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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.