One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a hormone or other substance) inducing the secretion of milk.
- ‘Ichinose and Nandi first showed that whole mammary glands from hormone-pretreated pubescent mice can undergo normal lobuloalveolar development in vitro in the presence of specific lactogenic hormones.’
- ‘Many antipsychotic medications and metoclopramide have lactogenic activity because of their antidopaminergic effects.’
- ‘In addition to binding to GHR, human GH binds to the prolactin receptor and is unique in its lactogenic activity.’
- ‘Although each has special receptors and unique characteristics to their activity, they all possess growth-promoting and lactogenic activity.’
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