Studies on human prolactin physiology.

  title={Studies on human prolactin physiology.},
  author={Faustino R P{\'e}rez-L{\'o}pez and Claude Robyn},
  journal={Life sciences},
  volume={15 4},
Abstract Although the clinical and experimental data were in favour of the existence of prolactin in humans like other vertebrates, as a pituitary hormone distinct from growth hormone, its presence remained contested until recent years. The predominant influence of the human hypothalamus on prolactin secretion is inhibitory. Circulating prolactin shows diurnal variations, which are not synchronized with that of TSH or ACTH; the prolactin rhythm is abolished during the last trimester of… CONTINUE READING