estrogen

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contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception anovulant , anovulatory drug , birth control pill , contraceptive pill , oral contraceptive , oral contraceptive pill , pill
synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy DES , diethylstilbesterol , stilbesterol
potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry DES , diethylstilbestrol , diethylstilboestrol , stilbestrol , stilboestrol
transdermal patch that allows estradiol to be absorbed into the blood stream; used in treating estrogen deficiency and in hormone replacement therapy estradiol patch
most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer estradiol , oestradiol
naturally occurring estrogenic hormone; a synthetic form is used to treat estrogen deficiency estriol , oestriol
antagonist for estrogen that is used in the treatment of breast cancer estrogen antagonist , tamoxifen
naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency estrone , Estronol , oestrone , theelin
benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen fibroadenoma
estrogen compound used to treat menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms and to prevent pregnancy hexestrol
hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis hormone-replacement therapy , hormone replacement therapy , HRT
synthetic form of estrogen used in combination with a progestin in oral contraceptives mestranol
large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and so acts as a contraceptive; commonly used after rape or incest morning-after pill
(vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone ovary
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