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luteotropic, luteotrophic

luteotropic, luteotrophic
Having a stimulating action on the development and function of the corpus luteum.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • luteotropic hormone — or luteotrophic hormone n PROLACTIN * * * prolactin …   Medical dictionary

  • luteotrophic — |lüd.ēə|träfik, rōf adjective or lu·teo·trop·ic |träpik Etymology: lute + trophic or tropic : acting on the corpora lutea * * * luteotrophic, tropic, a. Physiol. (ˌl(j)uːtɪəʊˈtrəʊfɪk, ˈtrəʊpɪk, ˈtrɒpɪk) [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • luteotropic — adjective see luteotrophic * * * /looh tee euh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. affecting the corpus luteum. Also, luteotrophic /looh tee euh trof ik, troh fik/. [1940 45; LUTEO + TROPIC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • luteotropic — or luteotrophic adjective Date: 1941 acting on the corpora lutea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luteotropic hormone — or luteotrophic hormone noun Date: 1949 prolactin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luteotrophic — adjective see luteotropic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luteotrophic hormone — noun see luteotropic hormone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luteotropic — /looh tee euh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. affecting the corpus luteum. Also, luteotrophic /looh tee euh trof ik, troh fik/. [1940 45; LUTEO + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • luteotropic hormone — [ˌlo͞otēə trōpik; träpik] lu·te·o·trop·ic hor·mone (also luteotrophic hormone [ träfik; trō ]) n. another term for prolactin …   Useful english dictionary

  • prolactin — A protein hormone of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis that stimulates the secretion of milk and possibly, during pregnancy, breast growth. SYN: galactopoietic hormone, lactation hormone …   Medical dictionary