Prolactin

Science / Biology / Prolactin: A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary; secreted at the end of pregnancy when it activates milk production by the mammary glands.

Hyperprolactinaemia

Science / Psychiatry / Hyperprolactinaemia: An abnormally high level of prolactin in the blood which can occur in both men and women. Typical and some atypical antipsychotics can increase serum levels which can result in menstrual and hormonal MORE

Gynaecomastia

Science / Psychiatry / Gynaecomastia: The development of excess breast tissue in men which is sometimes a side effect of antipsychotic medication, as a result of hyperprolactinaemia. May be accompanied by galactorrhoea. MORE

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