hyperprolactinemia

(hi″pәr-pro-lak″tĭ-ne´me-ә) increased levels of prolactin in the blood; in women it is associated with amenorrhea and often galactorrhea, and it has been reported to cause impotence in men.
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Hyperprolactinemia

A condition in which the pituitary gland secretes too much prolactin. Prolactin can suppress LH and FSH production, reduce sex drive in the man, and directly suppress ovarian function in the woman.
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hyperprolactinemia

Synonym for hyperprolactinaemia ... <endocrinology> A condition characterised by an increased level of the hormone prolactin. Prolactin is produced by the anterior pituitary gland and prepares the pregnant females breasts for milk production. ... Origin: Gr. Haima = blood ... (11 Jan 1998) ...
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hyperprolactinemia

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′pĕr-prō′lak-ti-nē′mē-ă Definitions: 1. Elevated levels of prolactin in the blood, which is a normal physiologic reaction during lactation and pregnancy, but pathologic otherwise; prolactin may also be elevated in cases of certain pituitary tumors, and amenorrhea is often p...
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