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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Additional discovery of maternal serum biochemical markers associated with Down syndrome and other fetal chromosome abnormalities continued with elevation human chorionic gonadotrophin (phCG) values associated with Down syndrome (28), low maternal blood unconjugated oestriol (29) and the development of the 'triple screening test' for Down syndrome integrating maternal serum AFP, phCG and unconjugated oestriol (30).
An evaluation of the effects of smoking on maternal oestriol excretion during pregnancy and on fetal outcome.
The effectiveness of live lactobacilli in combination with low dose oestriol (Gynoglor) to restore the vaginal flora after treatment of vaginal infections.
To the Editor: It has been brought to my attention by a troubled patient I am treating that oestrogen cream (combined oestriol and oestradiol) is being prescribed and sold without adequate warnings about its dangerously detrimental effects on the bones of developing children.
Antenatal wards were full of women on 24-hour oestriol collection to assess placental function, daily cardiotocographs and four-hourly blood pressure monitoring.
Some of these hormones, such as the estrogens oestradiol, oestriol and oestrone, and the progestogen progesterone, are produced naturally by the human and animal organism in small quantities by various endocrinal glands under the command of protein hormones released into the bloodstream (CAI, 2011).
Low second trimester maternal serum unconjugated oestriol in pregnancies with Down's syndrome.