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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DHEA supplementation was associated with fewer miscarriages and significantly more live births in infertile women with normal ovarian reserve in a recent blinded RCT (Reprod.
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One of the significant ways that DHEA facilitates healthy aging is through its impact on improving cardiovascular health.
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.
Comment: The adrenals glands are the main source of DHEA production in women.
At this time, while we know that DHEA production decreases with age, the exact health effects of its decline are unclear.
In the yearlong study, published in the December issue of the International Menopause Society journal Climacteric, Italian researchers followed a group of 48 menopausal women and found that low-doses of DHEA can help relieve menopausal symptoms in women while also improving their sex lives.
On the other hand, to increase vaccine efficacy in the elderly, it has been attempted to reverse their impaired immune response by administering DHEA as a vaccine adjuvant (Hazeldine et al.
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DHEA (Dihydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone that balances Cortisol.
Some of the benefits of DHEA and DHEA-S include immune system stimulation, improved cognitive function and improved skin health, as well as anti-inflammation, anti-atherosclerosis, anti-diabetes or anti-insulin resistance, anti-dementia, anti-osteoporosis and anti-obesity effects.