Galactorrhea and Hyperprolactinemia

  title={Galactorrhea and Hyperprolactinemia},
  author={R. Sakiyama and Meng Quan},
  journal={Obstetrical \& Gynecological Survey},
  • R. SakiyamaM. Quan
  • Published 1 December 1983
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
Galactorrhea refers to the secretion of a milky fluid from the breast, occurring either spontaneously or with manual expression, in the absence of pregnancy or the postpartum state. The development of a sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay for human prolactin during the last decade along with improved neuroradiologic techniques have greatly expanded understanding of nonpuerperal lactation. Discussion reviews the pevalence of galactorrhea, the etiology of hyperprolactinemia and/or… 

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