placental lactogen

placental lactogen
placental lactogen n a somatomammotropin that is secreted by the syncytiotrophoblast and that inhibits production of maternal insulin during pregnancy

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  • Placental lactogen — is a polypeptide placental hormone. Its structure and function is similar to that of growth hormone. It modifies the metabolic state of the mother during pregnancy to facilitate the energy supply of the fetus.For information on the human form,… …   Wikipedia

  • Human placental lactogen — HPL redirects here. For other uses, see HPL (disambiguation). chorionic somatomammotropin hormone 1 (human placental lactogen) Crystal Structure of Human Placental Lactogen.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • human placental lactogen — noun (in pregnancy) a hormone produced by the placenta, used as an indication of placental activity and function. Also, HPL …  

  • lactogen — An agent that stimulates milk production or secretion. [lacto + G. gen, producing] human placental l. (HPL) l. isolated from human placentas and structurally similar to somatotropin; its biologic activity weakly mimics that of somatotropin and… …   Medical dictionary

  • placental — Relating to the placenta. * * * pla·cen·tal əl adj 1) of, relating to, having, involving, or produced by a placenta <placental lactogen> <placental defects> 2) of or relating to placental mammals placental n PLACENTAL MAMMAL * * *… …   Medical dictionary

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  • human placental lactogen — (human chorionic somatomammotrophin) a protein hormone of 190 amino acids produced by the placenta during most but not all pregnancies. Despite its name it does not appear to have a role in lactation and its exact function remains obscure. It… …   Medical dictionary

  • human placental lactogen — human chorionic somatomammotrophin a protein hormone of 190 amino acids produced by the placenta during most but not all pregnancies. Despite its name it does not appear to have a role in lactation and its exact function remains obscure. It does …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Growth hormone 2 — Growth hormone 2, also known as GH2, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: GH2 growth hormone 2| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=2689| accessdate = ] PBB Summary section title =… …   Wikipedia

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