Definition of Lactogenic hormone

1. Noun. Gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition.




Medical Definition of Lactogenic hormone

1. Pituitary lactogenic hormone (23 kD) Synthesised on endoplasmic reticulum bound ribosomes as preprolactin that has an N terminal signal peptide that is cleaved from the mature form. The conversion of preprolactin to prolactin has been much used as an assay for membrane insertion. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lactogenic Hormone

lactococcal lysine aminopeptidase
lactococci
lactococcus
lactococcus lactis
lactocrit
lactodensimeter
lactodensimeters
lactoferricin
lactoferrin
lactoferrins
lactoflavin
lactogen
lactogenesis
lactogenic
lactogenic factor
lactogenic hormone (current term)
lactoglobulin
lactoglobulins
lactol
lactols
lactolysis
lactometer
lactometers
lactonase
lactone
lactones
lactonic
lactonisation
lactonization
lactonized

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