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galactorrhea Syllabification: ga·lac·tor·rhe·a
Pronunciation: /ɡəˌlaktəˈrēə/

Definition of galactorrhea in English:


Excessive or inappropriate production of milk.
Example sentences
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone, testosterone, and prolactin concentrations need be checked only if cycles are irregular or absent, suggesting anovulation, galactorrhoea, or symptoms of thyroid disorder.
  • Symptoms of hyperprolactinaemia include amenorrhoea, galactorrhoea, infertility, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction.
  • Although the commonest presentation is secondary amenorrhoea, some women may present with galactorrhoea.


Mid 19th century: from Greek gala, galakt- 'milk' + rhoia 'flux, flow'.

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