steroid hormone


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Noun1.steroid hormone - any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
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
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; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"
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
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This enzyme is required to produce the adrenal steroid hormone, cortisol.
Now researchers here who screened more than 700 compounds have identified a steroid hormone with a strong capability to promote chondrogenesis for the repair of damaged cartilage in joints.
Incorrect clinical interpretation of steroid hormone values by use of reference intervals that are not specific for time of day may lead to patient mismanagement or delay in treatment.
The assertion that the urine cannot be used to detect any topically prescribed steroid hormone does a disservice to the clinical experience of the Townsend Letter's readership.
As part of the deal, IDS intends to deploy some of DiaMetra's steroid hormone manual assays into its iSYS automated solution, said IDS chief executive officer Patrik Dahlen.
Los Angeles Harbor, Newport Back Bay, Catalina Island) and their reproductive physiology was assessed by measuring blood sex steroid hormone levels and examining gonadal tissue histologically.
Named after the famous neurosurgeon, Harvey Cushing, who first discovered it, the condition occurs when the adrenal glands produce too much steroid hormone, called cortisol.
To determine whether exogenous administration of interleukins would induce T lymphocyte development in aged mice, we chemically thymectomized aged mice with a steroid hormone and treated them with mixed interleukins or thymic hormones such as thymosin.
Androgen, also called androgenic hormone or testoid, is the generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of male characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors.
Analgesic use and sex steroid hormone concentrations in postmenopausal women.
Tianjin Tianyao Pharmaceuticals is chair to the Chinese state steroid hormone association and is the first to authenticate cGMP for production of corticosteroid APIs in China.