human placental lactogen

(from the article `hormone`) ...and fetus is maintained). The hormonal activity of the placenta varies with the species; in man, for example, the placenta secretes two ... ...cells. The breast becomes enlarged, tense, and sensitive, and the areola widened and more deeply pigmented. The actual secretion of milk is ... [2 related artic...
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Human Placental Lactogen

A hormone that is produced by the placenta to break down fats from the mother to provide nutrition for the developing fetus. A test can be performed to see if increased levels of the hormones are present, which could lead to insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance for the mother.
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human placental lactogen

(HPL) Type: Term Definitions: 1. lactogen isolated from human placentas and structurally similar to somatotropin; its biologic activity weakly mimics that of somatotropin and prolactin; secreted into maternal circulation; a deficiency of HPL during pregnancy leads to children who undergo abnormal intrauterine and postnatal growth...
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