"Placental Lactogen" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A polypeptide hormone of approximately 25 kDa that is produced by the SYNCYTIOTROPHOBLASTS of the PLACENTA, also known as chorionic somatomammotropin. It has both GROWTH HORMONE and PROLACTIN activities on growth, lactation, and luteal steroid production. In women, placental lactogen secretion begins soon after implantation and increases to 1 g or more a day in late pregnancy. Placental lactogen is also an insulin antagonist.
- Placental Lactogen
- Lactogen, Placental
- Lactogen Hormone, Placental
- Mammotropic Hormone, Placental
- Placental Mammotropic Hormone
- Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein D
- Pregnancy Associated Plasma Protein D
- Placental Luteotropin
- Luteotropin, Placental
- Somatomammotropin, Chorionic
- Chorionic Somatomammotropin
Human Placental Lactogen
- Human Placental Lactogen
- Placental Lactogen, Human
- HCS (Human Chorionic Somatomammotropin)
- HPL (Human Placental Lactogen)
- Chorionic Somatomammotropin, Human
- Human Chorionic Somatomammotropin
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