MULTIFACTORIAL REGULATION OF PROLACTIN SECRETION

Howard A. Zacur, Giraud V. Foster, John E. Tyson

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Abstract

The hypothalamus exerts an inhibitory influence on prolactin release from the anterior pituitary. Whether or not peptide hypothalamic prolactin-regulating factors, analogous to those for other pituitary hormones, exist, remains to be confirmed. There is evidence that catecholamines and indolamines directly or indirectly affect prolactin release, This concept may explain the pathogenesis of galactorrhœa-amenorrhœa and other endocrine diseases produced by hypothalamic-pituitary disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-413
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet
Volume307
Issue number7956
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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