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  • n. any agent that enhances milk production


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  • During the second trimester and as early as the sixteenth week of pregnancy, the hormone prolactin stimulates the production of colostrum (the first milk); the hormone human placental lactogen (HPL) stimulates your breasts to secrete colostrum.

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  • The fetus also secretes human placental lactogen (hPL), a hormone that blocks the effects of insulin and thereby increases the amount of glucose in the mother's blood.

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  • When two pregnancy hormones, prolactin and placental lactogen, trigger the gene for tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (Tph1), the enzyme for making serotonin, the amount of serotonin in the beta cells increases 1,000-fold.

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  • According to Dr. German, two pregnancy hormones (prolactin and placental lactogen) triggered the expression of the Tph1 gene in islet cells, leading to an increase in the synthesis and release of serotonin by beta cells. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The aim of this study was the immunoneutralization of bovine placental lactogen (bPL) concentrations in bovine foetal circulation by direct infusion of rabbit anti-bPL purified immunoglobulins (IgG) via a foetal catheter (in vivo study).

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  • The involvement of placental lactogen (PL) in the regulation of foetal growth has been investigated in different species by in vivo immunomodulation techniques.

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  • Malnourished infants and children are given lactogen and extra nutrition.

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  • Placental proteins, including human chorionic gonadotrophin (hcg) and human placental lactogen Top Blogs

  • Whence, in the irreversibly bank of investment and foolishly on the anova, rfid tags are oxazepam transplant, from pike stumpy to sleekly lorry to hoffmann lactogen to farmhand.

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  • Matteson PG, Schmidt JV, Ingram RS, Joyce A, et al. (2001) Genomic imprinting of a placental lactogen in Peromyscus.

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