\pˌiːˌɑːɹˈɛl], \pˌiːˌɑːɹˈɛl], \p_ˌiː__ˌɑː_ɹ_ˈɛ_l]\
Definitions of PRL
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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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