Female sex hormone.
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(= estrogen (USA)) A type of hormone that induces oestrus (â€˜heat`) in female animals. It controls changes in the uterus that precede ovulation, and is responsible for development of secondary sexual characteristics in pubescent girls. Some tumours are sensitive to oestrogens. See oestradiol.
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<endocrinology, hormone> A generic term for oestrus producing steroid compounds, the female sex hormones. ... In humans, oestrogen is formed in the ovary, possibly the adrenal cortex, the testis and the foetoplacental unit, it has various functions in both sexes. It is responsible for the deve...
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a generic term for oestrus-producing steroid compounds; the female sex hormones. In humans, oestrogen is formed in the ovary, possibly the adrenal cortex, the testis, and the foetoplacental unit; it has various functions in both sexes. It is responsible for the development of the female secondary se...
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Oestrogens are hormones which are primarily produced in sexually mature female animals. They regulate the development of typical female characteristics (e.g. breast development) and the onset of the oestrus cycle. Small levels of oestrogens are also found in males
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Oestrogen is a hormone produced in the ovary of a vertebrate.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: es′trō-jen Synonyms: estrogen
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Any of a group of hormones produced by the ovaries of vertebrates; the term is also used for various synthetic hormones that mimic their effects. The principal oestrogen in mammals is oestradiol. Oestrogens control female sexual development, promote the growth of female secondary sexual characterist...
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1) Estrogen 2) Sex hormone 3) Steroid 4) Steroid hormone
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