mammotroph

An acidophilic cell of the adenohypophysis that produces prolactin. SYN: prolactin cell.

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mam·mo·troph (mamґo-trōf) lactotroph.

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  • mammotroph — noun lactotroph …   Wiktionary

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  • Lactotroph — Lactotrophs (also known as lactotrope, mammatroph, mammotroph, epsilon acidophil, prolactin cell, and lactotropic cell) are cells in the anterior pituitary which produce prolactin in response to signals including dopamine and estrogen. Dopamine… …   Wikipedia

  • Anterior pituitary acidophil — In the anterior pituitary, the term acidophil is used to describe two different types of cells:* somatotrophs, which generate somatotropin * mammotrophs, which generate prolactinWhen using standard staining techniques, they cannot be… …   Wikipedia

  • lactotroph — noun A cell in the pituitary gland which produce prolactin in response to certain hormones. Syn: mammotroph …   Wiktionary

  • Cell — The basic structural and functional unit in people and all living things. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. Each cell in the human body there are 100 trillion cells in each of us contains the entire… …   Medical dictionary

  • Prolactin cell — Code TH H3.08.02.2.00022 Lactotrophs (also known as lactotrope, mammatroph, mammotroph, epsilon acidophil, prolactin cell, and lactotropic cell) are cells in the anterior pituitary which produce prolactin in response to signals including dopamine …   Wikipedia

  • lactotroph — lac·to·troph (lakґto trōf) an acidophil of the adenohypophysis that stains with an affinity for azocarmine and erythrosin and secretes prolactin. Called also lactotrope, mammatroph, mammotroph, epsilon acidophil, prolactin cell, and… …   Medical dictionary

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