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Prolactin

  • Fredric E. WondisfordEmail author
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Abstract

Review normal lactation; review development of the lactotroph; understand the physiological regulation of the axis; review the molecular regulation of the lactotroph; review the causes of galactorrhea; compare vasopressin and oxytocin; review the normal function of oxytocin in parturition, lactation, and prosocial behavior.

Keywords

Prolactin Prolactinoma Galactorrhea Vasopressin Oxytocin Lactation Hyperprolactinemia Pituitary adenoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineRobert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

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