Definition of lactogenic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlaktəˈjenik/


(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.

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Syllabification: lac·to·gen·ic

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