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Descriptor English: Prolactin
Descriptor Spanish: Prolactina
Descriptor prolactina
Entry term(s) PRL (prolactina)
hormona lactógena hipofisaria
hormona mamotrópica hipofisaria
mamotropina
Scope note: Hormona lactógena secretada por la ADENOHIPÓFISIS. Es un polipéptido con un peso molecular de unos 23 kDa. Es esencial en la inducción de la lactancia y en algunas especies tiene efectos sobre la reproducción, el comportamiento materno, el metabolismo de las grasas, la inmunomodulación y la osmorregulación. Los receptores de prolactina se encuentran en la glándula mamaria, el hipotálamo, el hígado, el ovario, el testículo y la próstata.
Descriptor Portuguese: Prolactina
Descriptor French: Prolactine
Entry term(s): Hormone, Pituitary Lactogenic
Hormone, Pituitary Mammotropic
Lactogenic Hormone, Pituitary
Mammotropic Hormone, Pituitary
Mammotropin
PRL (Prolactin)
Pituitary Lactogenic Hormone
Pituitary Mammotropic Hormone
Tree number(s): D06.472.699.322.576.773
D06.472.699.631.525.525
D12.644.548.691.525.525
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011388
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.
Annotation: /blood: consider also HYPERPROLACTINEMIA
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Registry Number: 9002-62-4
CAS Type 1 Name: Prolactin
Related: Hyperprolactinemia MeSH
Receptors, Prolactin MeSH
DeCS ID: 11821
Unique ID: D011388
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Prolactin - Preferred
Concept UI M0017689
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.
Preferred term Prolactin
Entry term(s) Hormone, Pituitary Lactogenic
Hormone, Pituitary Mammotropic
Lactogenic Hormone, Pituitary
Mammotropic Hormone, Pituitary
Mammotropin
PRL (Prolactin)
Pituitary Lactogenic Hormone
Pituitary Mammotropic Hormone



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