Science / Psychiatry / Prolactin: Hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. Stimulates lactation and ovarian function. Excess prolactin release can cause side-effects common to many older antipsychotic agents, including abnormal menstrual cycles, abnormal breast milk production, gynecomastia (excessive development of the male mammary glands), and sexual dysfunction.
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