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enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor) acromegalia , acromegaly
hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex ACTH , adrenocorticotrophic hormone , adrenocorticotrophin , adrenocorticotropic hormone , adrenocorticotropin , corticotrophin , corticotropin
hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules ADH , antidiuretic hormone , Pitressin , vasopressin
steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response adrenal cortical steroid , corticoid , corticosteroid
nervousness, hormone secreted in response to adrenaline , epinephrine
hormone regulating pulse and blood pressure adrenaline , epinephrine
corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance aldosterone
bodybuilding artificial hormone anabolic steroid
synthetic hormone used to temporarily increase muscles anabolic steroid
sports, synthetic hormone sometimes used in anabolic steroid
hormone taken by some bodybuilders, athletes anabolic steroid , steroid
male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics androgen , androgenic hormone
hormone of males androgen , androsterone , testosterone
male hormone androgen , testosterone
androgenic hormone that is less active than testosterone androsterone
plant hormone that promotes root formation and bud growth auxin
thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone calcitonin , thyrocalcitonin
surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men) castration
adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism Cortef , cortisol , hydrocortisone , Hydrocortone
hormone used to treat allergies, arthritis cortisone
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