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Disease Hyperprolactinemia

Name Hyperprolactinemia
Synonyms Hyperprolactinaemia | Hyperprolactinemias | Hypersecretion Syndrome, Prolactin | Inappropriate Prolactin Secretion | Inappropriate Prolactin Secretion Syndrome | Inappropriate Secretion Prolactin | Prolactin Hypersecretion Syndrome | Prolactin, Inappropriate Secretion | Prolactin Secretion, Inappropriate | Secretion, Inappropriate Prolactin | Secretion Prolactin, Inappropriate | Syndrome, Prolactin Hypersecretion
Definition Increased levels of PROLACTIN in the BLOOD, which may be associated with AMENORRHEA and GALACTORRHEA. Relatively common etiologies include PROLACTINOMA, medication effect, KIDNEY FAILURE, granulomatous diseases of the PITUITARY GLAND, and disorders which interfere with the hypothalamic inhibition of prolactin release. Ectopic (non-pituitary) production of prolactin may also occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp77-8)
Categories Endocrine system disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D006966
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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hypothalamic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pituitary Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hyperpituitarism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hyperprolactinemia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesEndocrine System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pituitary Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hyperpituitarism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hyperprolactinemia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Hyperprolactinemia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
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