PLACENTAL MAMMOTROPIC HORMONE
\pləsˈɛntə͡l mˌamətɹˈɒpɪk hˈɔːmə͡ʊn], \pləsˈɛntəl mˌamətɹˈɒpɪk hˈɔːməʊn], \p_l_ə_s_ˈɛ_n_t_əl m_ˌa_m_ə_t_ɹ_ˈɒ_p_ɪ_k h_ˈɔː_m_əʊ_n]\
Definitions of PLACENTAL MAMMOTROPIC HORMONE
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A polypeptide hormone secreted by the placenta that enters the maternal circulation and disappears from the circulation immediately after delivery. It has growth-promoting activity, is immunologically similar to human growth hormone, and inhibits maternal insulin activity during pregnancy. By inhibiting glucose oxidation it can increase the glucose supply to a fetus developing in a malnourished mother. (Dorland, 28th ed)
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