steroid hormone


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Noun1.steroid hormone - any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
progestin, progestogen - any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
androgen, androgenic hormone - male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
estrogen, oestrogen - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"
anabolic steroid - any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their strength
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The relatively short follow-up of these trials and the paucity of data on the optimal duration of aromatase inhibitor therapy are difficult to square with the known long-term risk of steroid hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and the benefit of extended adjuvant letrozole [2,3].
Average fecal steroid hormone metabolite concentrations were derived from 10 egg-lay cycles in 2 hens.
The steroid hormone dehydroe piandrosterone (DHEA) is available over the counter in the US and sold on-line in the UK.
A small-scale trial of Metyrapone, which inhibits the production of steroid hormone cortisol, significantly improved the function of the blood vessel lining, known as 'endothelium', in people with a history of depression.
The key ingredient in LeanSource is 7-Keto, a form of the steroid hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) that's produced by the Humanetics Corporation of Minneapolis.
This may provide a useful model to study steroid hormone regulation of cytoskeleton in responsive human tumor cells.
There had been some concern that statin therapy might affect steroid hormone biosynthesis and lead to menstrual cycle changes with long-term use.
Most troubling has been the explosion in pro-hormones, a trend started with a muscle-building supplement, DHEA, a steroid hormone and chemical cousin of testosterone and estrogen.
[4] It has also been proposed that fibrous dysplasia might be associated with increased levels of steroid hormone receptors (receptors of estrogens or progesterone).
United States patent 5,935,934 titled, "Mutated Steroid Hormone Receptors, Methods for Their Use and Molecular Switch for Gene Therapy," issued August 10, 1999.
According to the study, during development of the male foetus, the testes release testosterone, a steroid hormone which is converted to 5EAA-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by the genital tubercle, helping to ensure that this primordial structure develops into a penis, rather than into the female clitoris.
(1), (2) Therein I elaborate why saliva and DBS, but not venipuncture serum/plasma or urine, are the only way to accurately monitor exogenous topical steroid hormone therapies.