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human placental lactogen

n.

A hormone that is isolated from human placentas, that has a biological activity that weakly mimics the activity of somatropin and prolactin, and that is secreted into maternal circulation.chorionic growth hormone-prolactin human chorionic somatomammotropic hormone placental growth hormone

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