• WordNet 3.6
    • n lactation feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
    • n lactation the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
    • n lactation the period following birth during which milk is secreted "lactation normally continues until weaning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lactation The secretion and yielding of milk by the mammary gland; giving suck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lactation The formation or secretion of milk; the physiological function of secreting milk.
    • n lactation The act of giving suck, or the time of suckling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lactation the act of giving milk: the period of suckling
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lacteus, milky—lac, lactis, milk; Gr. gala, galaktos, milk.


In literature:

Cases of menstruation during pregnancy and lactation are not rare.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Not only the primary function of sex, but especially its secondary one of lactation, is made use of.
"Bygone Beliefs" by H. Stanley Redgrove
The rude labours, the early maternity and lactations, soon age and wither them.
"Egypt (La Mort De Philae)" by Pierre Loti
When the fawns are dropped vegetation is plentiful and lactation sets in.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Menstruation, reproduction, and lactation are at once the cause of an anabolic surplus and the means of getting rid of it.
"Sex and Society" by William I. Thomas
After two weeks I gave her the lactate of iron every three hours in full doses.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
Suffering from dementia; lactational.
"The Fertility of the Unfit" by William Allan Chapple
It may be controlled by large doses of calcium lactate.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
LACTATION, imperfect, hereditary, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Seven females known to be pregnant or lactating were not observed to move more than 100 feet away from their centers of activity.
"Home Range and Movements of the Eastern Cottontail in Kansas" by Donald W. Janes
Lactating females were captured in June, July, and August.
"Noteworthy Records of Bats From Nicaragua, with a Checklist of the Chiropteran Fauna of the Country" by J. Knox Jones
The animal should be fresh, that is, just starting the period of lactation, and preferably not more than four or five years of age.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Two May-taken females had enlarged uteri and one taken on July 8 was lactating.
"Mammals of Northwestern South Dakota" by Kenneth W. Andersen
One female taken on July 18 was lactating.
"Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway" by Rollin H. Baker
On October 11, 1949, one lactating female and two carrying embryos were taken.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
In early lactation the teats are typically about 1 mm.
"Aspects of Reproduction and Development in the Prairie Vole (Microtus ochrogaster)" by Henry S. Fitch
In all probability she was infected during her last lactation.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
Oswald Loeb produced changes in the arteries of rabbits by feeding them sodium lactate (lactic acid).
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
Strange to say, there are, moreover, in the human male, organs concerned with the strictly female function of lactation.
"Feminism and Sex-Extinction" by Arabella Kenealy
An adult female was lactating when obtained on Bougainville in July (USNM 276928).
"Systematics of Megachiropteran Bats in the Solomon Islands" by Carleton J. Phillips

In news:

The manure from 4,700 first-lactation cows goes to two digesters, then two gensets, to create an average of 1,200 kWh (kilowatt hours) per day.
Ever-Green-View My 1326 -ET now holds the record for most milk produced in one single lactation by a Holstein.
She is bred and owned by Thomas J Kestell of Waldo, Wis. After a 365-day lactation, 1326-ET produced 72,170 pounds of milk, with 2,787 pounds of fat and 2,142 pounds of protein.
Pregnant heifers can be reared on intensively grazed pastures with no adverse effects on growth or first-lactation milk production, say University of Maryland researchers.
At the onset of lactation, metabolic adaption mechanisms for calcium are not rapid enough.
A nurse or lactation consultant can show you how to use the pump.
A Phoebe Hospital lactation consultant talks with a new mom about heart health.
"And the fact that it was a preschooler opposed to an infant that's a little disturbing," Peggy Litt, the lactation consultant at Blessing Hospital said.
Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they are separated from their infants.
Mice fed on a high-fat diet during pregnancy and lactation had larger-than-normal offspring.
It's not a high-quality feed, but a mature, non-lactating cow will gain body condition ...
Slideshow A Phoebe Hospital lactation consultant talks with a new mom about heart health.
Unfortunately, POC lactate testing misses about 8–10% of patients later found to be at risk.
In bold red-and-black tones, labels feature the oval-shaped Smithfield Lean Generation Pork logo, and let customers know the meat is self-basting, with a solution of water, sodium lactate, salt and sodium phosphate.
Researchers test treated residue on lactating cows.

In science:

Pyruvate, as lactate, is transported across the plasma membrane by the H+-monocarboxylate cotransporter , resulting in a cytosolic acidification .
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
M. Maus, P. Marin, M. Israel, J. Glowinski, J. Premont, Pyruvate and lactate protect striatal neurons against Nmethyl-D-aspartate-induced neurotoxicity, Eur. J. Neurosci. 11 (1999) 3215-3224.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
Halestrap, Transport of lactate and other monocarboxylates across mammalian plasma membranes. Am. J.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
Textbook on Human Lactation, edited by P. E.
Influence of Alcohol Smell and Imagination on the Condition of the Human Organism and Subjective Human Experience
Lactate (LAC) levels are well known to increase in ischemia, and is therefore a candidate in development, while Nacetyl aspartate (NAA) levels have been shown to decrease in acute stroke, and are used in proton spectroscopy studies.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
In addition to lactate, α-Glx and glycine have also been shown to be increased in the asphyxiated neonate .
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Kreulen D.K., Wildbeest Habitat Selection on the Plains, Tanzania, in Relation to Calcium and Lactation: A Preliminary Report, E.
Switching model with two habitats and a predator involving group defence