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Descriptor English:   Lactation 
Descriptor Spanish:   Lactancia 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Lactação 
Synonyms English:   Lactation, Prolonged
Lactations, Prolonged
Milk Secretion
Milk Secretions
Prolonged Lactation
Prolonged Lactations  
Tree Number:   G08.686.523
G08.686.702.500
Definition English:   The processes of milk secretion by the maternal MAMMARY GLANDS after PARTURITION. The proliferation of the mammary glandular tissue, milk synthesis, and milk expulsion or let down are regulated by the interactions of several hormones including ESTRADIOL; PROGESTERONE; PROLACTIN; and OXYTOCIN. 
Indexing Annotation English:   check the tag FEMALE usually but occasionally MALE; "postpartum amenorrhea" is indexed under PUERPERIUM + AMENORRHEA and not LACTATION unless lactation is particularly discussed; ANIMALS, SUCKLING is available but the suckling of an animal goes here: human suckling goes under BREAST FEEDING
See Related English:   Breast Feeding
Colostrum
Galactogogues
Milk
Milk, Human
 
History Note English:   LACTATION, PROLONGED was heading 1975-96 (see under LACTATION 1975-90) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
DE drug effects EH ethnology
GE genetics IM immunology
ME metabolism PH physiology
PX psychology RE radiation effects
UR urine  
Record Number:   22239 
Unique Identifier:   D007774 

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