oestrogen


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oestrogen

(US), estrogen
any of several steroid hormones, that are secreted chiefly by the ovaries and placenta, that induce oestrus, stimulate changes in the female reproductive organs during the oestrous cycle, and promote development of female secondary sexual characteristics
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Oestrogen is the hormone that principally strengthens the bone mass in women, and it is also of significance for the skeleton in men.
Of more importance in these experimental systems, this re-expressed oestrogen receptor was now able to mediate an anti-oestrogen response in some of the cell lines studied.
Modulation of oestrogen receptor signalling by association with the activated dioxin receptor.