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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.]
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estradiol

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

es·tra·di·ol

n. estradiol, esteroide producido por los ovarios.
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estradiol

n estradiol m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Estradiol tablets (Vagifem): This is a small tablet that is inserted into the vagina once a night for two weeks, and then twice a week thereafter.
I tried Vagifem suppositories, but those didn't really help.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA has been granted final approval by the Food and Drug Administration for estradiol vaginal inserts USP, 10 meg, the generic version of Vagifem, 10 meg, of Novo Nordisk.
to its hormone replacement therapy Vagifem, and flat hemophilia sales.
I like the convenience of the Vagifem tablet (Novo Nordisk, Plainsboro, N.J.), and am reassured by data on systemic absorption with the 10-mcg dose, but any vaginal cream or compounded suppository can be used.
Estradiol tablets (Vagifem) inserted in the vagina are effective, less messy, and more expensive, as is the estradiol ring (Estring), which is inserted and changed quarterly.
ESTR-1K-499 was a single dose crossover, relative bioavailability study comparing 10[micro sign]g of TX 12-004-HR with Novo Nordisk's 10[micro sign]g of Vagifem while ESTR-1K-500 was also a single dose crossover, relative bioavailability study comparing 25[micro sign]g of TX 12-004-HR to 25[micro sign]g of Vagifem.
Usually prescribed for post-menopausal women, Vagifem may also be used for any woman with this problem.