prolactin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prolactin gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
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Usage


In news:

Over the long term, breastfeeding helps ward off breast " Dr Sears says that breastfeeding releases "mothering hormones" like prolactin, which helps keep.
For men the month ago after Prolactin and other brief chat about give some clue by red non-uniform ED and male need Cholesterol Proteins and other raw parameters in seminal.
The hormone prolactin may influence that cooperation.
Levels of the hormone are highest while we are sleeping , and mice deprived of prolactin are not able to get the amount of REM sleep that they should.
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In science:

The present study aims to understand how changes in parental care after hatching are related to circulating prolactin levels in mallard hens rearing ducklings.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
Plasma prolactin concentrations remained at high levels after hatching and then fell after week 6 when body mass and structural size of the young were close to those of the hen.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
Parental care behaviour declined linearly with brood age, showed a disruption of the hen-brood bond at week 6 post-hatching and was related to prolactin concentration according to a sigmoid function.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
Our results suggest that a definite threshold in circulating prolactin is necessary to promote and/or to maintain post-hatching parental care in ducks.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
Indeed, depending on the species, either sharp drops or slow decreases of adult prolactin levels after hatching have been reported (Goldsmith and Williams, 1980; Dittami, 1981; Oring et al., 1986; Hall, 1987; Oring et al., 1988).
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
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