estrone(redirected from follicular hormone)
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An estrogenic hormone, C18H22O2, that is secreted by the ovaries and by fatty tissue. It is the main form of estrogen in postmenopausal women.
(Biochemistry) the usual US spelling of oestrone
an estrogenic hormone, C18H22O2, produced by the ovarian follicles and found during pregnancy in urine and placental tissue.
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|Noun||1.||estrone - a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency|
estrogen, oestrogen - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
ketosteroid - a steroid containing a ketone group
n. estrona, hormona estrogénica.