oestrone


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oestrone

(ˈiːstrəʊn; ˈɛstrəʊn) or

estrone

n
(Biochemistry) a weak oestrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary and having the same medical uses as oestradiol. Formula: C18H22O2
[C20: from oestr(us) + -one]
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Noun1.oestrone - a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency
estrogen, oestrogen - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
ketosteroid - a steroid containing a ketone group
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The main source of oestrogens would be the peripheral aromatisation of androgens into oestrone, which is a weak oestrogen compared with ovarian-derived oestradiol.
Postmenopausal concentrations of plasma oestradiol, estrone, FSH, and LH and of total urinary oestrone after a single sublingual dose of estradiol 17-11.
The addition of oestriol to oestradiol with or without oestrone does not significantly alter the oestrogenic content of the oestrogen compound and certainly does not reduce the risk of breast cancer as is claimed.