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oes·tro·gen

 (ĕs′trə-jən)
n.
Variant of estrogen.

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
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
Translations

oestrogen

estrogen (US) [ˈiːstrəʊdʒən] Nestrógeno m

oestrogen

[ˈɛstrədʒən ˈiːstrədʒən] estrogen (US) nœstrogène m

oestrogen

n (Brit) (Med, Pharm) → Östrogen nt

oestrogen

estrogen (Am) [ˈiːstrəʊdʒn] nestrogeno
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[alpha]-Zearalenol is an oestrogenic mycotoxin produced by several species of Fusarium that contaminate cereal crops (19).
Centchroman elicits weak oestrogenic agonistic and potent antagonistic activities but is devoid of progestational, androgenic and anti-androgenic properties.
Its main applications are carminative, digestive, diuretic, stimulant, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and expectorant, it is also thought to have an oestrogenic effect.
(1999) reported that the beneficial effects of phytosterols could be mediated through oestrogenic nature by simultaneous increase of vitamin D receptor expression and specific 1, 25 (OH)2 D-related activities in the intestinal mucosa leading to stimulation of Ca absorption.
Oestrogenic effects of plant foods in postmenopausal women.
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Oestrogenic activity of isobutylparaben in vitro and in vivo.
To minimize the unwanted oestrogenic effects of phenol red and foetal calf serum, cells were transferred to alternative media prior to the experimentation, containing RMPl medium (w/o phenol red and L-glutamine) supplemented with 5% (v/v) charcoal stripped foetal calf serum, 4 mM 1-glutamine, and 10 [micro]g/ml penicillin-streptomycin.
Danazol is an isoxazole of testosterone with weak androgenic activity and no oestrogenic activity.
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