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prolactin-inhibiting factor

prolactin-inhibiting factor in Medicine

prolactin-inhibiting factor n.
Abbr. PIF
A substance of hypothalamic origin capable of inhibiting the synthesis and release of prolactin. Also called prolactin-inhibiting hormone, prolactostatin.

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