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estrogen

Definitions of estrogen
  1. noun
    a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
    synonyms: oestrogen
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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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