DDT, PCBs, and others have been shown to cause cancer, nervous system damage, and hormonal changes, according to Rochman.
Nicole Smith, the lead researcher on the study, says hormonal contraception available to women is clearly insufficient.
And then they get older and are hormonal and emotional and needy.
Femen is not exactly endearing themselves to anyone, except perhaps to hormonal teenage boys.
Two new studies suggest that the hormonal heat waves of middle age can help predict your risk of breast cancer and heart disease.
The women using the pill and other hormonal methods reported feeling generally less sexy than those using non-hormonal protection.
hormonal excesses in the blood require a clean and healthy liver to metabolize and excrete.
The hormonal fuel for both impulses is the same: testosterone.
hormonal factors and the risk of invasive ovarian cancer: a population-based case-control study.
This hormonal hurricane is not just restricted to the usual boyband demographic of teenagers and young girls.
1905, from Greek hormon "that which sets in motion," present participle of horman "impel, urge on," from horme "onset, impulse," from PIE *or-sma-, from root *er- "to move, set in motion." Used by Hippocrates to denote a vital principle; modern meaning coined by English physiologist Ernest Henry Starling (1866-1927). Jung used horme (1915) in reference to hypothetical mental energy that drives unconscious activities and instincts. Related: Hormones.
hormone hor·mone (hôr'mōn')
A substance, usually a peptide or steroid, produced by one tissue and conveyed by the bloodstream to another to effect physiological activity, such as growth or metabolism.
Our Living Language : Among the most abundant and influential chemicals in the human body are the hormones, found also throughout the entire animal and plant kingdoms. The endocrine glands alone, including the thyroid, pancreas, adrenals, ovaries, and testes, release more than 20 hormones that travel through the bloodstream before arriving at their targeted sites. The pea-sized pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain below the hypothalamus, is considered the most crucial part of the endocrine system, producing growth hormone and hormones that control other endocrine glands. Specialized cells of the nervous system also produce hormones. The brain itself releases endorphins, hormones that act as natural painkillers. Hormones impact almost every cell and organ of the human body, regulating mood, growth, tissue function, metabolism, and sexual and reproductive function. Compared to the nervous system, the endocrine system regulates slower processes such as metabolism and cell growth, while the nervous system controls more immediate functions, such as breathing and movement. The action of hormones is a delicate balancing act, which can be affected by stress, infection, or changes in fluids and minerals in the blood. The pituitary hormones are influenced by a variety of factors, including emotions and fluctuations in light and temperature. When hormone levels become abnormal, disease can result, such as diabetes from insufficient insulin or osteoporosis in women from decreased estrogen. On the other hand, excessive levels of growth hormone may cause uncontrolled development. Treatment for hormonal disorders usually involves glandular surgery or substitution by synthetic hormones.