Hormone

A chemical messenger formed in one part of the body and carried in the blood to other parts of the body where it stimulates or suppresses cell and tissue activity.

Hormone

A chemical agent that controls various physiological processes within an organism e.g. adrenaline stimulates the heart; auxins and cytokinins in plants stimulate cell proliferation and growth.

Hormone

a chemical released by one of the endocrine glands or tissues, and which has effects on other tissues. Insulin is a hormone as are glucagon, adrenaline, and angiotensin II.
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Hormone

A hormone (from Greek ὁρμή, `impetus`) is a class of signaling molecules produced by glands in multicellular organisms that are transported by the circulatory system to target distant organs to regulate physiology and behaviour. Hormones have diverse chemical structures that include eicosanoids, steroids, amino acid derivatives, peptides, a.....
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hormone

A molecule produced by endocrine glands that controls specific biological processes like growth and metabolism.
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hormone

(hor´mōn) a chemical transmitter substance produced by cells of the body and transported by the bloodstream to the cells and organs on which it has a specific regulatory effect. Hormones act as chemical messengers to body organs, stimulating certain life processes and retarding others. Growth, reproduction, control...
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Hormone

(hormones) Natural chemicals made in one part of the body which travel in the bloodstream and make things happen in another part of the body. Some cancers are stimulated to grow by hormones, including the sex hormones (testosterone in men and oestrogen in women).
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hormone

[n] - an endocrine secretion that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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Hormone

• (n.) A chemical substance formed in one organ and carried in the circulation to another organ on which it exerts a stimulating effect; thus, according to Starling, the gastric glands are stimulated by a hormone from the pyloric mucous membrane.
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hormone

<endocrinology> A naturally occuring substance secreted by specialised cells that affects the metabolism or behaviour of other cells possessing functional receptors for the hormone. Hormones may be hydrophilic, like insulin, in which case the receptors are on the cell surface or lipophilic, like the steroids, where the receptor can be intrace...
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hormone

endocrine noun the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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hormone

Click images to enlargeIn biology, a chemical secretion of the ductless endocrine glands and specialized nerve cells concerned with control of body functions. Hormones act as chemical messengers and are transported to all parts of the body by the bloodstream where they affect target organs. The major glands are the thyroi...
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Hormone

Hor'mone (hôr'mōn) noun [ From Greek 'orma`ein to excite.] (Physiol. Chem.) A chemical substance formed in one organ and carried in the circulation to another organ on which it exerts a stimulating effect; thus, according to Starling, the gastric glands are stimulated by a ho...
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Hormone

A chemical “signal� carried in the blood.
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hormone

A chemical formed in one part of the body that is carried in the blood to other parts of the body where it has its effect.
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Hormone

A chemical made by glands in the body. Hormones circulate in the bloodstream and control the actions of certain cells or organs. They also affect moods.
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HORMONE

a chemical messenger (e.g., adrenaline, testosterone) involved in the regulation and coordination of bodily or cellular functions. Hormones may act locally or be secreted into the bloodstream.
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hormone

A chemical messenger from one cell (or group of cells) to another. Hormones are produced to stimulate or slow down various body functions. The levels of some hormones increase ten-fold during pregnancy.
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Hormone

a chemical produced by a gland or tissue that is released into the bloodstream; controls body functions such as growth and sexual development
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Hormone

a chemical released by one of the endocrine glands or tissues, and which has effects on other tissues. Insulin is a hormone as is glucagon and adrenaline.
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HORMONE

A chemical secreted into the bloodstream by an endocrine gland, bringing about a physiological response in another part of the body.
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Hormone

A chemical secretion that the body produces to stimulate or slow down various body functions.
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Hormone

A chemical secretion that the body produces to stimulate or slow down various body functions.
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HORMONE

A chemical substance formed in one gland or part of the body and carried by the blood to another organ, which it stimulates to functional activity.
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Hormone

A chemical substance formed in some organ of the body, secreted directly into the blood, and carried to another organ or tissue where it produces a specific effect.
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