xenoestrogen


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xen·o·es·tro·gen

 (zĕn′ə-ĕs′trə-jĕn, zē′nə-)
n.
Any of various chemical compounds, especially those present in manufactured items or in agrochemical or industrial waste, that imitate natural estrogens and thus disrupt the normal endocrine system.
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Physiological and Histopathological studies on Bisphenol-A compound as xenoestrogen in male albino rats.
The use of biomarkers of cumulative EDC exposure, such as the total effective xenoestrogen burden (TEXB; Fernandez et al.
Seoul National University's Graduate School of Public Health released a study Thursday that showed touching thermal-paper rolls with bare hands a widely used as store sales receipts or for queue slips at banks and other places a doubles the risk of absorbing bisphenol A (BPA), a type of xenoestrogen in the paper.
The xenoestrogen bisphenol A induces growth, differentiation, and c-fos gene expression in the female reproductive tract.
Low levels of BPA, however, act additively with xenoestrogen and natural estrogens (Silva, Rajapakse, & Kortenkamp, 2002; Soto, Chung, & Sonnenschein, 1994; Soto, Fernandez, Luizzi, Oles Karasko, & Sonnenschein, 1997; Tollefesen, 2002).
"It's thought these act as a 'xenoestrogen' - a substance that acts like the oestrogen hormone - increasing breastcancer risk.
Conner |Middelmann-Whitney "It's thought these act as a 'xenoestrogen' - a substance that acts like the oestrogen hormone - increasing breastcancer risk.
Increased oviposition with increasing sources of xenoestrogen source is a logical trend given the estrogenic effects of these compounds in living organisms.
BPA is a xenoestrogen, a man-made compound that has estrogenic effects.7 It was briefly used in the 1930s as a substitute for estrogen until it was replaced with diethyl-stilbestrol (DES).8 The concern is that xenoestrogens may disrupt the process of reproduction by sending false messages in our bodies.
(4) More specifically, BPA is a xenoestrogen, which mimics the relative bioactivity of estrogen.
Cancers specific to female reproductive organs such as the breast, uterus and ovary, are associated with higher long-term exposure to oestrogen, and numerous studies have shown that environmental xenoestrogen presence and exposure is higher in urban areas.