oestriol


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oestriol

(ˈiːstrɪˌɒl; ˈɛstrɪ-) or

estriol

n
(Biochemistry) a weak oestrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary: a synthetic form is used to treat oestrogen deficiency. Formula: C18H24O3
[C20: from oestrin + tri- + -ol1]
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Noun1.oestriol - a naturally occurring estrogenic hormone; a synthetic form is 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
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The addition of oestriol to oestradiol with or without oestrone does not significantly alter the oestrogenic content of the oestrogen compound and certainly does not reduce the risk of breast cancer as is claimed.
Low second trimester maternal serum unconjugated oestriol in pregnancies with Down's syndrome.
An oestrogen ring, cream or suppository can help and a weak natural oestrogen, oestriol, is safe for women who've had an oestrogen-sensitive cancer.