Prolactin

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Summary

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Key Points

  • Prolactin
    • Type: Peptide 
    • Origin: Anterior Pituitary 
    • Trigger: Stopped release of PIF from hypothalamus
      • PIF = Prolactin Inhibitory Factor
      • PIF inhibits the release of Prolactin. PIF is constantly released by hypothalamus, so when it is no longer released, Prolactin is released.
    • Target: Breast tissue
      • Effect: Promotes lactation
        • Lactation = milk production