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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New Delhi [India] Sep 12 ( ANI ): DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), also known as the youth hormone is an adrenal steroid hormone in the body synthesized by the adrenal glands, which are then converted into androgens, estrogen, and other hormones.
DHEA is classed as a medicinal product to be marketed or sold in Cyprus only with a marketing authorisation, according to a spokesman for the pharmaceutical services of the ministry of health.
This ionization source offers improved data quality and reliable DHEA measurement, leading to optimal diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Serum concentrations of pregnenolone, 17a hydroxyprogesterone, corticosterone, DHEA, and androstenedione were measured by LC-MS method using an Agilent 1200 Series HPLC system for HPLC (Agilent Technologies Inc., California, USA) and an AB Sciex API5000 tandem mass spectrometer (AB Sciex Pte.
Neurobiological and neuropsychiatric effects of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and DHEA sulfate (DHEAS).
The biochemical analysis of serum Estradiol (E2), Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), Steroid Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), Testosterone (T), Insulin, FBG and lipid profile were observed to be in normal limits (Table 1).
Hyper-androgenized mice received daily a subcutaneous (SC) injection of DHEA (1.2 mg/mouse/day, derived from 6 mg/100 g body weight (25)) dissolved in 0.1 ml sesame oil for 20 consecutive days.
In humans, the concentration of DHEA-S is much higher than cortisol and DHEA concentration (8) with brain-to-plasma levels of roughly 6.5.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a weak androgenic hormone secreted by the adrenal glands and to a lesser extent the ovaries and is converted peripherally to estradiol and testosterone.
After menopause, DHEA, which is produced largely by the adrenal glands, represents the dominant source of all sex steroids.
We reasoned that there might exist subpopulations of tumors in which this kill-switch had not been completely triggered, but which still might be triggered by administration of DHEA sufficient to inhibit tumor G6PD.
Levels of DHEA (the unsulfated form of DHEAS) have been generally reported to be inversely associated with pain and to produce possible analgesic effects.