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prolactin-producing adenoma


Definition: a pituitary adenoma composed of prolactin-producing cells; it gives rise to symptoms of nonpuerperal amenorrhea and galactorrhea (Forbes-Albright syndrome) in women and to impotence in men.

Synonym(s): prolactinoma

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