estrone

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es·trone

 (ĕs′trōn′)
n.
An estrogenic hormone, C18H22O2, that is secreted by the ovaries and by fatty tissue. It is the main form of estrogen in postmenopausal women.

estrone

(ˈɛstrəʊn; ˈiːstrəʊn)
n
(Biochemistry) the usual US spelling of oestrone

es•trone

(ˈɛs troʊn)

n.
an estrogenic hormone, C18H22O2, produced by the ovarian follicles and found during pregnancy in urine and placental tissue.
[1930–35; estr(in) an earlier name (estr(us) + -in1) + -one]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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es·trone

n. estrona, hormona estrogénica.
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Data were obtained from structured interviews, a validated symptom questionnaire, menstrual bleeding dates and early follicular hormone measures (estradiol [E2], follicle-stimulating hormone [FSH], and inhibin b).

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