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hormone British & World English

A regulatory substance produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action

sex hormone British & World English

A hormone, such as oestrogen or testosterone, affecting sexual development or reproduction

growth hormone British & World English

A hormone which stimulates growth in animal or plant cells, especially (in animals) that secreted by the pituitary gland

juvenile hormone British & World English

Any of a number of hormones regulating larval development in insects and inhibiting metamorphosis

antidiuretic hormone British & World English

another term for vasopressin.

luteinizing hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation in females and the synthesis of androgen in males

luteotrophic hormone British & World English

another term for prolactin.

gonadotrophic hormone British & World English

another term for gonadotrophin.

bovine growth hormone British & World English

A natural hormone in cattle that helps regulate growth and milk production and that may be produced artificially and given to dairy cattle to increase the yield of milk

adrenocorticotrophic hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulating the adrenal cortex

follicle-stimulating hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland which promotes the formation of ova or sperm

thyroid-stimulating hormone British & World English

another term for thyrotropin.

thyrotropin-releasing hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the hypothalamus which stimulates release of thyrotropin

hormone replacement therapy British & World English

Treatment with oestrogens with the aim of alleviating menopausal symptoms or osteoporosis

melanocyte-stimulating hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that is involved in pigmentation changes in some animals

luteinising hormone in luteinizing hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation in females and the synthesis of androgen in males

parathyroid British & World English

A gland next to the thyroid which secretes a hormone (parathyroid hormone) that regulates calcium levels in a person’s body

adrenocorticotropic hormone in adrenocorticotrophic hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulating the adrenal cortex

parathyroid hormone in parathyroid British & World English

A gland next to the thyroid which secretes a hormone (parathyroid hormone) that regulates calcium levels in a person’s body

hormone English-Spanish

hormona f

hormone replacement therapy in hormone English-Spanish

terapia f hormonal sustitutiva