Other endocrine disorders causing anovulation: Prolactinomas

Sebastian J.C.M.M. Neggers*, Aart J. van der Lely

*Corresponding author for this work

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Prolactin (PRL) plays an essential role in post-mating reproductive functions in many species. Obvious examples are lactation, metabolic adaptations, migrations, behavioral adaptations (broodiness, suppression of aggression), and (seasonal) gonadal suppression. From this perspective, PRL is the reproductive hormone that takes over where the gonadotropins leave off, driving reproductive functions that are segregated, both in time and type, from those of the pre-mating phase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOvulation Induction
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence Based Guidelines for Daily Practice
PublisherCRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Number of pages9
Edition1st edition
ISBN (Electronic)9781498704083, 9781315381459
ISBN (Print)9781498704076
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2016

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