Hyperprolactinaemia

Hyperprolactinaemia

(Science: endocrinology) a condition characterised by an increased level of the hormone prolactin. Prolactin is produced by the anterior pituitary gland and prepares the pregnant females breasts for milk production.

Origin: gr. Haima = blood


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