DHEA


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DHEA

 (dē′āch′ē′ā′)
n.
1. An androgenic steroid hormone secreted largely by the adrenal cortex and found in human urine.
2. A synthetic preparation of this hormone used as a nutritional supplement.

[d(e)h(ydro)e(pi)a(ndrosterone).]

DHEA

abbreviation for
(Biology) dehydroisoandrosterone: the major androgen precursor in females, secreted by the adrenal cortex

DHEA

dehydroepiandrosterone: a steroid hormone naturally produced by the adrenal glands and sold in synthetic form as a nutritional supplement.
Translations

DHEA

V. dehydroepiandrosterone.
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In humans, the concentration of DHEA-S is much higher than cortisol and DHEA concentration (8) with brain-to-plasma levels of roughly 6.
DHEA has primarily been studied in the setting of IVF as a way to increase response to ovarian stimulation, and numerous studies have demonstrated improvement in oocytes and embryo quality and yield.
Among those whose serum DHEA levels were among the top third of participants, there was a 27% lower risk of diabetes in comparison with those whose levels were among the lowest third.
DHEA is enzymatically transformed at the intracellular level into estrogens.
There are significant sex differences in DHEA and DHEAS levels, and both of these neurosteroids are considerably lower in women than in men of the same age (DHEA and DHEAS markedly decline with age in both sexes).
The double-blind, randomized pilot trial was designed to test whether DHEA supplementation would improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in women predicted to have poor ovarian response and to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a large multicenter DHEA trial.
They contain the pharmaceutical substances DHEA and ephedrine," Al Amiri said.
Friess E, Trachsel L, Guldner J, Schier T, Steiger A, Holsboer F DHEA administration increases rapid eye movement sleep and EEG power in the sigma frequency range.
At this time, while we know that DHEA production decreases with age, the exact health effects of its decline are unclear.
In the latest study, researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Canada based their test on DHEA.