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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.

gonadotrophic hormone British & World English

Another term for gonadotrophin.

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.

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

thyroid-stimulating hormone British & World English

Another term for thyrotropin.

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

melanocyte-stimulating hormone British & World English

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

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

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