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Hyperprolactinemia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hyperprolactinemia
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.617.738.250.450
C19.700.355.600
Unique ID
D006966
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006966
Scope Note
Increased levels of PROLACTIN in the BLOOD, which may be associated with AMENORRHEA and GALACTORRHEA. Relatively common etiologies include PROLACTINOMA, medication effect, KIDNEY FAILURE, granulomatous diseases of the PITUITARY GLAND, and disorders which interfere with the hypothalamic inhibition of prolactin release. Ectopic (non-pituitary) production of prolactin may also occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp77-8)
Entry Term(s)
Hyperprolactinaemia
Inappropriate Prolactin Secretion
Inappropriate Prolactin Secretion Syndrome
Prolactin Hypersecretion Syndrome
Prolactin, Inappropriate Secretion
NLM Classification #
WK 550
Previous Indexing
Prolactin/blood (1966-1985)
Public MeSH Note
1986
History Note
1986
Date Established
1986/01/01
Date of Entry
1985/03/11
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Hyperprolactinemia Preferred
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