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es·tra·di·ol

 (ĕs′trə-dī′ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′)
n.
An estrogenic hormone, C18H24O2, that is produced by the ovaries and is the dominant naturally occurring estrogen in women between puberty and menopause. It is used to treat menopausal symptoms and other conditions.

[estra-, estrogenic hormone (from estrus) + di- + -ol.]

estradiol

(ˌɛstrəˈdaɪɒl; ˌiːstrə-)
n
(Biochemistry) the US spelling of oestradiol

es•tra•di•ol

(ˌɛs trəˈdaɪ ɔl, -ɒl)

n.
an estrogenic hormone, C18H24O2, produced by the maturing Graafian follicle, that causes proliferation and thickening of the tissues and blood vessels of the endometrium, used medically in the treatment of estrogen deficiency and certain menopausal conditions.
[1930–35; estra(ne) a component of estrone]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.estradiol - the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer
Loestrin - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Lo/Ovral - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel
Modicon - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Norlestrin - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Ovocon - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Ovral - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel
estrogen, oestrogen - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
Translations

es·tra·di·ol

n. estradiol, esteroide producido por los ovarios.

estradiol

n estradiol m
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* Estradiol vaginal ring (Estring): This is a flexible ring that is inserted into the vagina once every three months and continuously releases small doses of estrogen.
The settlement resolves allegations that Pfizer deceptively marketed its copayment coupon program for its Estring, Quillivant XR and Quillichew ER, and Flector Patch products when it distributed these copayment coupons to consumers throughout the state without clearly and conspicuously disclosing the material terms and conditions.
For women with a history of uterine or ovarian cancer, the published research would support the use of vaginal estrogen tablets/suppositories and a local dosing of a vaginal estrogen ring (eg., ESTRING), as safe.
A randomized, open, parallel-group study on the preventive effect of an estradiol-releasing vaginal ring (Estring) on recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women.
* Continue oral estradiol and add low-dose vaginal estrogen (cream, tablets, or Estring 2 mg).
That is until she discovered the Estring (one for Google, girls!).
Estring is a vaginal ring that releases very low levels of estradiol and is used only for local vaginal therapy.