Definition of Lactogen

1. Noun. Any agent that enhances milk production.

Specialized synonyms: Lactogenic Hormone, Luteotropin, Prolactin
Generic synonyms: Agent



Medical Definition of Lactogen

1. An agent that stimulates milk production or secretion. Origin: Lacto-+ G. -gen, producing Human placental lactogen (HPL), lactogen isolated from human placentas and structurally similar to somatotropin; its biological activity weakly mimics that of somatotropin and prolactin; secreted into maternal circulation; a deficiency of HPL during pregnancy leads to children having abnormal intrauterine and postnatal growth. Synonym: choriomammotropin, chorionic "growth hormone-prolactin", human chorionic somatomammotropic hormone, human chorionic somatomammotropin, placenta protein, placental growth hormone, purified placental protein. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lactogen

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

Literary usage of Lactogen

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"A human placental lactogen test system is a device intended to measure the ... Measurements of human placental lactogen are used in the diagnosis and ..."

2. Toxicological Profile for Aluminum (Update) (2001)
"... and in Special Purpose Infant Formulae Mean (x) Breast milk Humanized infant formulae Nan powder Nan ready to feed lactogen powder lactogen liquid ..."

3. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"For example, human placental lactogen and estrogens reportedly detect less than 10% of fetuses with IUGR." The most accurate means of detecting IUGR is the ..."

4. BST edited by Jean A. Larson (1995)
"Placental lactogen is secreted into both the fetal and maternal circulations. ... Placental lactogen secreted into the fetal compartment may also help ..."

5. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"Studies also analyze structure and function of gonadotropin and lactogen receptors and the hormone-regulated membrane coupling and intracellular events ..."

6. Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques by Camran Nezhat (2000)
"... with growth hormone or human placental lactogen is the major growth regulator. Progesterone appears to inhibit the growth of myomas but under certain ..."

7. The Modern Materia Medica: The Source, Chemical and Physical Properties (1911)
"lactogen is the name applied to pills containing extracts of saw palmetto, goat's rue, coca, kola, and pepton- ized iron, and used in anemia and ..."

8. Understanding Gestational Diabetes by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Estrogen, cortisol, and human placenta! lactogen are hormones produced by the placenta which cause changes in the mother's body to prepare her for the ..."

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