Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive flow of milk from the breasts during lactation.
  • n. Spontaneous milk flow not associated with childbirth or the nursing of an infant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lactation (secretion of milk from nipples) unassociated with childbirth or nursing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, an excessive flow of milk.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek γάλακτος (galaktos, "milk") + ῥέω (rheō, "flow"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • FDA approved the drugs -- Seroquel Immediate Release tablets to treat schizophrenia in adolescents ages 13-17 and bipolar mania in children and adolescents ages 10-17; Zyprexa to treat schizophrenia and manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adolescents aged 13-17 -- even as studies continue to link the drugs to Diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperlipidemia, galactorrhea and hyperprolactinemia in children.

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  • Testicular swelling, gynecomastia and impotence in the male, breast enlargement and galactorrhea in the female, increased or decreased libido, elevation and lowering of blood sugar levels, syndrome of inappropriate ADH (antidiuretic hormone) secretion.

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  • The amenorrhea, galactorrhea and hyperprolactinemia syndromes.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • Prolonged lactation and galactorrhea may extend through several pregnancies.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • As a possible means of throwing light on this subject it may be added that the patient was unusually vigorous, and during the nursing of her two children she had more than the ordinary amount of milk (galactorrhea), which poured from the breast constantly.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • In regard to profuse lacteal flow, Remy is quoted 9.89 as having seen a young woman in Japan from whom was taken 12 1/2 pints of milk each day, which is possibly one of the most extreme instance of continued galactorrhea on record.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • In regard to profuse lacteal flow, Remy is quoted as having seen a young woman in Japan from whom was taken 12 1/2 pints of milk each day, which is possibly one of the most extreme instance of continued galactorrhea on record.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • She was not taking any of the drugs or herbs known to cause galactorrhea.

    Annals of Internal Medicine current issue

  • Background: Cefpodoxime has not been reported to cause galactorrhea.

    Annals of Internal Medicine current issue

  • Objective: To describe an association between cefpodoxime and galactorrhea.

    Annals of Internal Medicine current issue

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