|follicle-stimulating hormone See also luteinizing hormone luteotrophin, Also called: luteotrophic hormone a gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. In mammals it stimulates the secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum and initiates and maintains lactation|
prolactin pro·lac·tin (prō-lāk'tĭn)
Abbr. PRL A pituitary hormone that stimulates and maintains the secretion of milk. Also called lactogenic hormone, lactotropin, luteotropic hormone, luteotropin.
|prolactin (prō-lāk'tĭn) Pronunciation Key
A protein hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland that stimulates and maintains the secretion of milk in mammals.