Prolan


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Prolan

 

(obsolete name for chorionic gonadotropin), a substance found in the urine of pregnant female mammals that exerts gonadotropic activity. Gonadotropin is not produced by the pituitary gland, as was earlier supposed, but by the chorionic villi of the placenta. The terms prolan A and prolan B were previously used in endocrinological literature and have been replaced by the terms follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.

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Only Nottingham survives the weather in Britain and Shirlath (Tony Dickinson/Colin Tinkler) gets an 8-1 quote for the Sun Alliance Chase after winning the three-mile novice handicap from Prolan (Edward O'Grady/Mouse Morris).
There has been only one Irish-trained winner of this amateur event since Ted Walsh's win on Prolan - it came 15 years ago when Colin Magnier drove Michael Cunningham's Greasepaint to victory.