prolactin-inhibiting factor

(PIF) see under hormone.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • PIF — • paratoid isoelectric focusing parotid variant [protein]; • peak inspiratory flow; • photoinhibition factor; • proinsulin free; • prolactin inhibiting factor; • prolactin release inhibiting factor; • proliferation inhibiting factor; • prostatic… …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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