\mˈamətɹˌɒpɪn], \mˈamətɹˌɒpɪn], \m_ˈa_m_ə_t_ɹ_ˌɒ_p_ɪ_n]\
Definitions of MAMMOTROPIN
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Pituitary lactogenic hormone. A polypeptide hormone with a molecular weight of about 23,000. It is essential in the induction of lactation in mammals at parturition and is synergistic with estrogen. The hormone also brings about the release of progesterone from lutein cells, which renders the uterine mucosa suited for the embedding of the ovum should fertilization occur.
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