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cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones adrenal cortex
any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their stren anabolic steroid
any of a class of plant hormones that promote cell division and delay the senescence of leaves cytokinin , kinin
any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream ductless gland , endocrine , endocrine gland
general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics estrogen , oestrogen
United States anatomist who identified four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1882-1971) Evans , Herbert McLean Evans
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
overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones hyperthyroidism , thyrotoxicosis
any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone hypothalamic releasing factor , hypothalamic releasing hormone , releasing factor , releasing hormone , RH
underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones hypothyroidism
cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones islands of Langerhans , isles of Langerhans , islets of Langerhans
small gland located at the base of the brain that controls the body's hormones pituitary
any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone progestin , progestogen
Swiss chemist born in Poland; studied the hormones of the adrenal cortex Reichstein , Tadeus Reichstein
any disease or abnormality that is determined by the sex hormones sex-linked disorder
amino acid found in most proteins; a precursor of several hormones tyrosine
(genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male resulting in Klinefelter's syndrome XXY
(genetics) normal complement of sex hormones in a male XY
(genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male who has two Y chromosomes XYY
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