lactogen


lactogen
An agent that stimulates milk production or secretion. [lacto- + G. -gen, producing]
- human placental l. (HPL) l. isolated from human placentas and structurally similar to somatotropin; its biologic activity weakly mimics that of somatotropin and prolactin; secreted into maternal circulation; a deficiency of HPL during pregnancy leads to children having abnormal intrauterine and postnatal growth. SYN: choriomammotropin, chorionic “growth hormone-prolactin”, human chorionic somatomammotropic hormone, human chorionic somatomammotropin, placenta protein, placental growth hormone, purified placental protein.

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lac·to·gen 'lak-tə-jən, -.jen n any hormone (as prolactin) that stimulates the production of milk see PLACENTAL LACTOGEN

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lac·to·gen (lakґto-jən) [lacto- + -gen] any substance that enhances milk production, the principal one being prolactin.

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  • lactogen — LACTOGÉN, Ă, lactogeni, e, adj., s.n. (biol.) (Hormon) care stimulează lactaţia. – Din fr. lactogène. Trimis de LauraGellner, 16.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  lactogén adj. m., pl. lactogéni; f …   Dicționar Român

  • Lactogen — Lac|to|gen [↑ Lact u. ↑ gen], das; s, e; Syn.: lactogenes Hormon: 1) ↑ Choriomammotropin 2) svw. ↑ Prolactin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • lactogen — n. chemical substance which stimulates milk production …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lactogen — lac·to·gen …   English syllables

  • lactogen — /ˈlæktədʒən/ (say laktuhjuhn) noun any substance that induces or enhances lactation. {lacto + gen} –lactogenic /læktəˈdʒɛnɪk/ (say laktuh jenik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • lactogen — noun any agent that enhances milk production • Hypernyms: ↑agent • Hyponyms: ↑prolactin, ↑lactogenic hormone, ↑luteotropin * * * ˈlaktəjə̇n, ˌjen noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Human placental lactogen — HPL redirects here. For other uses, see HPL (disambiguation). chorionic somatomammotropin hormone 1 (human placental lactogen) Crystal Structure of Human Placental Lactogen.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Placental lactogen — is a polypeptide placental hormone. Its structure and function is similar to that of growth hormone. It modifies the metabolic state of the mother during pregnancy to facilitate the energy supply of the fetus.For information on the human form,… …   Wikipedia

  • placental lactogen — n a somatomammotropin that is secreted by the syncytiotrophoblast and that inhibits production of maternal insulin during pregnancy …   Medical dictionary

  • human placental lactogen — (human chorionic somatomammotrophin) a protein hormone of 190 amino acids produced by the placenta during most but not all pregnancies. Despite its name it does not appear to have a role in lactation and its exact function remains obscure. It… …   Medical dictionary


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