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Prolactin

"Prolactin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A lactogenic hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). It is a polypeptide of approximately 23 kD. Besides its major action on lactation, in some species prolactin exerts effects on reproduction, maternal behavior, fat metabolism, immunomodulation and osmoregulation. Prolactin receptors are present in the mammary gland, hypothalamus, liver, ovary, testis, and prostate.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Prolactin" by people in this website by year, and whether "Prolactin" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 39 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1997 and 2003
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