Share this entry

Share this page

lactogenic

Line breaks: lacto|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌlaktə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk
 
/

Definition of lactogenic in English:

adjective

Physiology
(Of a hormone or other substance) inducing the secretion of milk.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of lactogenic in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…