noun Date: circa 1860 a spontaneous flow of milk from the nipple

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  • Galactorrhea — Classification and external resources ICD 10 N64.3, O92.6 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Galactorrhea — is the spontaneous flow of milk from the nipple at a time other than during nursing. Galactorrhea can be due to normal factors such as an unrecognized pregnancy, trauma, surgery, overexercise or one of a number of drugs (including amphetamine,… …   Medical dictionary

  • galactorrhea — [gə lak΄tə rē′ə] n. [ GALACTO + RRHEA] persistent flow of milk from the breasts …   English World dictionary

  • galactorrhea — /geuh lak teuh ree euh/, n. Pathol. 1. an abnormally abundant flow of milk in a lactating woman. 2. secretion of milk from the breast of a nonlactating person. Also, galactorrhoea. [1850 55; GALACTO + RRHEA] * * * ▪ pathology       excessive flow …   Universalium

  • galactorrhea — noun Lactation (secretion of milk from nipples) unassociated with childbirth or nursing …   Wiktionary

  • galactorrhea — n. excessive flow of milk (in a lactating woman) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • galactorrhea — ga·lac·tor·rhea …   English syllables

  • galactorrhea — ga•lac•tor•rhe•a [[t]gəˌlæk təˈri ə[/t]] n. 1) pat an abnormally persistent flow of milk 2) pat secretion of milk from the breast of a nonlactating person • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • galactorrhea — …   Useful english dictionary

  • galactorrhea-amenorrhea syndrome — amenorrhea accompanied by galactorrhea, sometimes associated with increased levels of prolactin; several different types are known. See Ahumada del Castillo s., Chiari Frommel s., and Forbes Albright s …   Medical dictionary

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