Human placental lactogen

Human placental lactogen (HPL), also called human chorionic somatomammotropin, is a polypeptide placental hormone. Its structure and function is similar to that of human growth hormone. It modifies the metabolic state of the mother during pregnancy to facilitate the energy supply of the fetus. HPL has anti-insulin properties. HPL is a hormone secr
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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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