Prolactinoma - females

Alternative names
Prolactinoma; Adenoma - secreting

Definition
A prolactinoma is a noncancerous Pituitary tumor that causes excess secretion of the hormone prolactin. Prolactin is a hormone that causes secretion of milk from the breasts during nursing. It is also involved in the control of sexual desire.

see also Prolactinoma.

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Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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