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      Possible Role of Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide on Prolactin Release during Suckling in Lactating Women

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          The effect of suckling on plasma vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) values was evaluated in 6 nursing women on the 3rd to 4th day postpartum. Plasma prolactin (PRL) concentrations were also measured. Plasma VIP values (20.6 ± 3.2 pg/ml in baseline) significantly (p < 0.05) increased, reaching a maximum (53.5 ± 10.9 pg/ml) 20 min after the starting of suckling. A possible role of VIP in the suckling-induced PRL release in humans cannot be excluded.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1987
          1987
          28 November 2008
          : 27
          : 4
          : 211-215
          Affiliations
          Departments of aInternal Medicine and bObstetrics and Gynecology, University of Genoa, Italy
          Article
          180822 Horm Res 1987;27:211–215
          10.1159/000180822
          3436618
          © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel

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