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Prolactin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Prolactin
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.322.576.773
D06.472.699.631.525.525
D12.644.548.691.525.525
Unique ID
D011388
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011388
Annotation
/blood: consider also HYPERPROLACTINEMIA
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Lactogenic Hormone, Pituitary
Mammotropic Hormone, Pituitary
Mammotropin
PRL (Prolactin)
Registry Number
9002-62-4
CAS Type 1 Name
Prolactin
NLM Classification #
WK 515
See Also
Hyperprolactinemia
Receptors, Prolactin
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Prolactin Preferred
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