from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several steroid hormones produced chiefly by the ovaries and responsible for promoting estrus and the development and maintenance of female secondary sex characteristics.
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- n. Any of a group of steroids that are secreted by the ovaries and function as female sex hormones.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
A lot of us like to fling around the word estrogen the way a pizza maker flings around dough, but the truth is that estrogen is a lot more complicated than that.
Determined not to let the magazine be "drowned in estrogen," she said she would have almost exclusively male writers as they knew a lot more about sex.
Changing testosterone into estrogen is very important because breast cancer is often estrogen dependent, says Hayes.
The inverse association in women could reflect a genetic resilience to disease seen in older people called the survivorship effect plus the protective effects of long-term estrogen exposure, they said.
Sounds like the boys had some fun but If you ask the “Debby Downers” from women advocacy groups like the National Organization for Women, the games lack of estrogen is unacceptable.
At the very worst, soy may do things like increase “toxicity in estrogen-sensitive tissues and in the thyroid,” according to FDA scientists Daniel Doerge and Daniel Sheehan.
The risk of blood clotting with estrogen is dose dependent - the higher the dose, the higher the risk.
It seems that much of the estrogen is excreted in urine.
I rx it, but only after informing my patients of the differentioal in estrogen dose.
Most decided against the patch when informed of the differential in estrogen exposure.
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