†Charge de recherches of the FNRS.
PROLACTIN LEVELS DURING THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE*
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Volume 5, Issue 6, pages 643–650, November 1976
How to Cite
FRANCHIMONT, P., DOURCY, C., LEGROS, J. J., REUTER, A., VRINDTS-GEVAERT, Y., CAUWENBERGE, J. R. V. and GASPARD, U. (1976), PROLACTIN LEVELS DURING THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE. Clinical Endocrinology, 5: 643–650. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.1976.tb03867.x
*Supported by Grants from the Fonds Cancerologiques de la Caisse d'Epargne et de Retraite and from the F.R.S.M. 20305.
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Received 22 January 1976; revised 25 June 1976; accepted 30 June 1976
The levels of prolactin, FSH, LH, oestradiol and progesterone were measured daily during fourteen ovulatory cycles. The behaviour of FSH, LH, oestradiol and progesterone was classical. Non-systematic changes occurred in prolactin levels during the course of the menstrual cycle with the highest level being either during the ovulatory period or during the luteal phase. However, the mean level of prolactin was significantly higher during the ovulatory and luteal phases than during the follicular phase. A direct relationship between oestradiol and prolactin levels was noted, although there was no correlation between prolactin on the one hand and FSH, LH and progesterone on the other.