A protein hormone before processing to remove parts of its sequence and thus make it active.
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<endocrinology> A protein hormone before processing to remove parts of its sequence and thus make it active. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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(pro-hor´mōn) a precursor of a hormone, such as a polypeptide that is cleaved to form a shorter polypeptide hormone or a steroid that is converted to an active hormone by peripheral metabolism. Called also prehormone.
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prohormone 1. An intraglandular precursor of a hormone; e.g., proinsulin.2. An obsolete term formerly used to designate a substance developed in serum that antagonizes a specific antihormone, and thus enhances the action of the corresponding hormone.
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A prohormone is a substance that is a precursor to a hormone, usually having minimal hormonal effect by itself. The term has been used in medical science since the middle of the 20th century. The primary function of a prohormone is to enhance the strength of the hormone that already occurs in the b...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: prō-hōr′mōn Definitions: 1. An intraglandular precursor of a hormone; proinsulin. 2. Obsolete term formerly used to designate a substance developed in serum that antagonizes a specific antihormone, and thus enhances the action of the corresponding hormo...
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