estrogen

Definitions of estrogen
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n a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics

Synonyms:
oestrogen
Types:
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DES, diethylstilbestrol, diethylstilboestrol, stilbestrol, stilboestrol
a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
estradiol, oestradiol
the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer
estriol, oestriol
a naturally occurring estrogenic hormone; a synthetic form is used to treat estrogen deficiency
Estronol, estrone, oestrone, theelin
a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency
hexestrol
estrogen compound used to treat menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms and to prevent pregnancy
mestranol
a synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives
Type of:
sex hormone, steroid, steroid hormone
any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs

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