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luteotropin

Definitions of luteotropin
  1. noun
    gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
    synonyms: lactogenic hormone, prolactin
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    type of:
    gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin
    hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
    lactogen
    any agent that enhances milk production
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