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oes·tro·gen

 (ĕs′trə-jən)
n.
Variant of estrogen.
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oestrogen

(ˈiːstrədʒən; ˈɛstrə-) or

estrogen

n
(Biochemistry) any of several steroid hormones, that are secreted chiefly by the ovaries and placenta, that induce oestrus, stimulate changes in the female reproductive organs during the oestrous cycle, and promote development of female secondary sexual characteristics
[C20: from oestrus + -gen]
oestrogenic, estrogenic adj
ˌoestroˈgenically, ˌestroˈgenically adv
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oestrogen - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
sex hormone, steroid hormone, steroid - any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
DES, diethylstilbestrol, diethylstilboestrol, stilbestrol, stilboestrol - a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
estradiol, oestradiol - the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer
estriol, oestriol - a naturally occurring estrogenic hormone; a synthetic form is used to treat estrogen deficiency
estrone, Estronol, oestrone, theelin - a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency
hexestrol - estrogen compound used to treat menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms and to prevent pregnancy
mestranol - a synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives
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Translations

oestrogen

estrogen (US) [ˈiːstrəʊdʒən] Nestrógeno m
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oestrogen

[ˈɛstrədʒən ˈiːstrədʒən] estrogen (US) nœstrogène m
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oestrogen

n (Brit) (Med, Pharm) → Östrogen nt
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oestrogen

estrogen (Am) [ˈiːstrəʊdʒn] nestrogeno
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Conjugated equine oestrogen and breast cancer incidence and mortality in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: extended follow-up of the Women's Health Initiative randomised placebo-controlled trial.
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found a way of utilising the positive effects of oestrogen in mice so that only the skeleton is acted on.
Oestrogen receptor-beta1 but not oestrogen receptor-betacx is of prognostic value in apocrine carcinoma of the breast.
One of the difficulties of breast cancer treatment at present is the lack of available therapy for patients with oestrogen receptor-negative breast cancer.
Hilton P, Stanton SL: The use of intravaginal oestrogen cream in genuine stress incontinence.
During the study, increasing oestrogen levels was found to benefit 30 percent of women whose metastatic breast cancer no longer responded to standard anti-oestrogen treatment.
A G[alpha]s protein-coupled membrane receptor, distinct from the classical oestrogen receptor, transduces rapid effects from oestradiol on [[[Ca.sup.2+]].sub.i] in female rat distal colon.
Modulation of oestrogen receptor signalling by association with the activated dioxin receptor.