Definition of "galactorrhea" [galactorrhea]

  • Excessive flow of milk from the breasts during lactation. (noun)
  • Spontaneous milk flow not associated with childbirth or the nursing of an infant. (noun)

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Use "galactorrhea" in a sentence
  • "FDA approved the drugs -- Seroquel Immediate Release tablets to treat schizophrenia in adolescents ages 13-17 and bipolar mania in children and adolescents ages 10-17; Zyprexa to treat schizophrenia and manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adolescents aged 13-17 -- even as studies continue to link the drugs to Diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperlipidemia, galactorrhea and hyperprolactinemia in children."
  • "Testicular swelling, gynecomastia and impotence in the male, breast enlargement and galactorrhea in the female, increased or decreased libido, elevation and lowering of blood sugar levels, syndrome of inappropriate ADH (antidiuretic hormone) secretion."
  • "The amenorrhea, galactorrhea and hyperprolactinemia syndromes."