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Descriptor English: Lactation
Descriptor Spanish: Lactancia
Descriptor Portuguese: Lactação
Descriptor French: Lactation
Entry term(s): Lactation, Prolonged
Lactations, Prolonged
Milk Secretion
Milk Secretions
Prolonged Lactation
Prolonged Lactations
Tree number(s): G08.686.523
G08.686.702.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007774
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: 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
Allowable Qualifiers: 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
Public MeSH Note: LACTATION, PROLONGED was heading 1975-96 (see under LACTATION 1975-90)
History Note: LACTATION, PROLONGED was heading 1975-96 (see under LACTATION 1975-90)
Related: Breast Feeding MeSH
Colostrum MeSH
Galactogogues MeSH
Milk MeSH
Milk, Human MeSH
DeCS ID: 22239
Unique ID: D007774
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/14
Lactation - Preferred
Concept UI M0012156
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Lactation
Entry term(s) Milk Secretion
Milk Secretions
Lactation, Prolonged - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0012157
Preferred term Lactation, Prolonged
Entry term(s) Lactations, Prolonged
Prolonged Lactation
Prolonged Lactations



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