prohormone

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pro·hor·mone

 (prō-hôr′mōn′)
n.
An inactive compound that is converted by enzymes into a biologically active hormone.
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This is discussed in an article by Friedl and Zitt [3] on vitamin D pro-hormone in the treatment of sHPT in patients with CKD.
Simply witnessing the solar ascent is enough to lift our spirits, but bright sunlight also stimulates serotonin production, gifting us with a sustained elevation in mood and vitamin D production, providing us with an essential pro-hormone with many rejuvenating properties.
Vitamin D is a pro-hormone, or a hormone-like substance.
Our organization will continue to report on the amazing, broad-spectrum health benefits of this remarkable pro-hormone vitamin D
As the pro-hormone travels along the RER and is packaged into vesicles by the Golgi apparatus, a second (pro-) fragment is removed, leaving the actual hormone.
Minor-leaguers also are tested for other substances, including amphetamines, pro-hormone nutritional supplements, ephedrine and human growth hormone.
117), and which pro-hormone physician died "by his own hand" (p.
Toronto, Canada) announced that SYN X has been granted a non-exclusive world- wide license in the field of point-of-care diagnostics under patent rights of Roche Diagnostics Diagnostics(1) relating to the development, manufacturing and marketing of immunoassays for point-of-care diagnostics that detect the congestive heart failure marker NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro-hormone brain natriuretic peptide).
I am convinced that when they hear that a ballplayer is taking a pro-hormone they report it as steroid use.