ALBERT E. WHITE, M.D.
Classification of patients with nonpuerperal lactation (Latin, lactis, milk) or galactorrhea (Greek, galakto, milk) is frequently difficult, especially with the eponymic inconsistencies found in the current medical literature. A review of this material, together with characterization and comparison of the various syndromes is presented.
During pregnancy, the increasing amounts of circulating estrogen and progesterone, together with adrenal corticoids and growth hormone, cause maturation of breast gland and duct tissue.4, 22, 33 High levels of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy inhibit the release of prolactin (mammogen, lactogen, lactogenic hormone) from the eosinophilic cells of the anterior pituitary. Immediately post
WHITE AE. NONPUERPERAL LACTATION: A Review with Case Reports*. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1264–1272. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-52-6-1264
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(6):1264-1272.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology.
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