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n. a dopamine-receptor agonist used to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and, due to its ability to inhibit release of the pituitary hormone prolactin, to treat galactorrhea. It is also used to treat amenorrhea, infertility, prolactin-secreting adenomas, and parkinsonism, including the extrapyramidal symptoms induced by conventional antipsychotic agents. U.S. trade name: Parlodel.

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June 25th 2024

population distribution

population distribution

the arrangement of scores or responses on a variable for a complete population of interest. For example, a researcher could graph the income distribution of all families in a town; in contrast, the sample distribution would show the incomes of only a specific subset of families.