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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In fish and other vertebrates, the control of reproduction via GnRHs is a complex process that involves the interaction of a number of factors, including the gonadal steroid hormones known as gonadotropin hormones (GTHs) (Urano et al., 1999; Makino et al., 2007).
It is the precursor to both gonadal steroid hormones and adrenal corticosteroid synthesis.
Thus in CAH due to 17[alpha]-hydroxylase deficiency, there will be an impairment of both adrenal and gonadal steroid hormones (androgens and estrogens).