steroid hormone

Definitions of steroid hormone
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n any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs

Synonyms:
sex hormone, steroid
Types:
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progestin, progestogen
any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
androgen, androgenic hormone
male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
estrogen, oestrogen
a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid
a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
anabolic steroid
any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their strength
Lipo-Lutin, progesterone
a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy
megestrol, megestrol acetate
a synthetic progestational compound used to treat endometrial carcinoma
Norlutin, norethandrolone, norethindrone, norethindrone acetate
a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis
norethynodrel
a progesterone derivative used in oral contraceptives and in the control of menstruation and the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
norgestrel
synthetic progestin used in oral contraceptives
Provera, medroxyprogesterone
a progestin compound (trade name Provera) used to treat menstrual disorders
androsterone
an androgenic hormone that is less active than testosterone
methyltestosterone
an androgenic compound contained in drugs that are used to treat testosterone deficiency and female breast cancer and to stimulate growth and weight gain
Durabolin, Kabolin, nandrolone
an androgen (trade names Durabolin or Kabolin) that is used to treat testosterone deficiency or breast cancer or osteoporosis
testosterone
a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes; responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics
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
mineralocorticoid
hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium
glucocorticoid
a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity
Cortef, Hydrocortone, cortisol, hydrocortisone
an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
Cortone Acetate, cortisone
a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone
Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexone, Hexadrol, Oradexon, dexamethasone
a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
Aldactone, spironolactone
a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
Aristocort, Aristopak, Kenalog, triamcinolone
a synthetic corticosteroid (trade names Aristocort or Aristopak or Kenalog) used as an anti-inflammatory agent
Type of:
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion
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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