Physiopathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Hyperprolactinemia

  • Valentina Gasco
  • Silvia Grottoli
Reference work entry
Part of the Endocrinology book series (ENDOCR)


Prolactin is a pituitary hormone that plays a pivotal role in a variety of reproductive functions. Hyperprolactinemia is a common condition that can result from a number of causes, including medication use and hypothyroidism as well as pituitary disorders. Depending on the cause and consequences of the hyperprolactinemia, selected patients require treatment. The underlying cause, sex, age, and reproductive status must be considered.


Prolactin Hyperprolactinemia Treatment Dopamine agonist Pregnancy Resistance Cure 


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  1. 1.Department of Medical Science, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismTurinItaly

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