January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1783
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A definition of the term "prolactinoma" is presented. It refers to an adenoma of the pituitary gland that produces excessive amounts of prolactin and, in some cases, endocrine effects such as galactorrhea or amenorrhea, or visual effects due to compression of the optic chiasm. It is found more often in women than in men.


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