Medical Definition of Placental lactogen

1. A polypeptide hormone secreted by the placenta that enters the maternal circulation and disappears from the circulation immediately after delivery. It has growth-promoting activity, is immunologically similar to human growth hormone, and inhibits maternal insulin activity during pregnancy. By inhibiting glucose oxidation it can increase the glucose supply to a foetus developing in a malnourished mother. Chemical name: Lactogen, placental (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Placental Lactogen

placental abruption
placental barrier
placental calcium-binding protein
placental chorioangioma
placental circulation
placental dysfunction
placental dysfunction syndrome
placental dysmature
placental dystocia
placental extracts
placental function tests
placental growth hormone
placental hormones
placental insufficiency
placental lactogen (current term)
placental lobes
placental mammal
placental membrane
placental parasitic twin
placental plasmodium
placental polyp
placental presentation
placental septa
placental site trophoblastic tumour
placental souffle
placental stage of labour
placental sulfatase deficiency
placental thrombosis

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