from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pituitary hormone that stimulates and maintains the secretion of milk.
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- n. A peptide gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland; it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation in females
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- n. gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
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