human placental lactogen

human placental lactogen
(hPL) 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 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. Called also choriomammotropin, chorionic somatomammotropin, and placental growth hormone.

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