Definitions for galactorrheagəˌlæk təˈri ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ga•lac•tor•rhe•agəˌlæk təˈri ə(n.)

  1. an abnormally persistent flow of milk.

    Category: Pathology

  2. secretion of milk from the breast of a nonlactating person.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of galactorrhea:



  1. galactorrhea(Noun)

    Lactation (secretion of milk from nipples) unassociated with childbirth or nursing.

  2. Origin: From γάλακτος + ῥέω.


  1. Galactorrhea

    Galactorrhea or galactorrhoea is the spontaneous flow of milk from the breast, unassociated with childbirth or nursing. Galactorrhea is reported to occur in 5%-32% percent of women, much of the difference in reported incidence can be attributed to different definitions of galactorrhea. Galactorrhea also occurs in males, newborn infants and adolescents of both sexes. Although frequently benign, it may be caused by serious underlying conditions and should be properly investigated.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Galactorrhea

    Excessive or inappropriate LACTATION in females or males, and not necessarily related to PREGNANCY. Galactorrhea can occur either unilaterally or bilaterally, and be profuse or sparse. Its most common cause is HYPERPROLACTINEMIA.


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