estrogenic hormone


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estrogenic hormone

[¦es·trə¦jen·ik ′hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
A hormone, found principally in ovaries and also in the placenta, which stimulates the accessory sex structures and the secondary sex characteristics in the female.
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Lastly, I believe estrogenic hormones, commonly referred to as "estrogen," bring further complication to the fight against fat.
In summary, it remains possible that estrogenic hormones indirectly affect female sexual desire by preventing and relieving vaginal symptoms (e.g., dryness, lack of elasticity) that often result in painful intercourse and that may contribute to diminished interest in sexual activity.
"What we do know is there have been some instances where scientists have noticed that estrogenic hormones in water have affected some fish and other aquatic animals," he says.
"When you put estrogenic hormones into your body they are immediately accepted by your estrogen receptors.
The term "estrogen" actually refers to any of a group of chemically similar hormones; estrogenic hormones are sometimes mistakenly referred to as exclusively female hormones when in fact both men and women produce them.