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A Mother's Brain Knows.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22004569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Prolactin is a pregnancy hormone that is essential for development of the mammary gland for milk production. In addition, prolactin exerts important actions in the maternal brain, resulting in changes in maternal physiology and behaviour that help the mother cope with the new demands of pregnancy, childbirth and lactation. Hence, the same hormonal signal is used both by brain and body to recognise and adapt to these new physiological states.
Authors:
Dave Grattan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroendocrinology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1365-2826     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neuroendocrinol.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913461     Medline TA:  J Neuroendocrinol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1188-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Author. Journal of Neuroendocrinology © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Affiliation:
Centre for Neuroendocrinology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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