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  • n. Plural form of chalone.


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  • It has been suggested that substances which are like hormones in every respect except that they inhibit instead of arousing be called chalones {kal'ohnz; "to slacken" G).

    The Human Brain

  • Some of these chemical messengers are called hormones, which stimulate organs and tissues to greater activity; others are called chalones, which put on a brake.

    The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told


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