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.
Coope J: Double blind crossover study of oestrogen replacement therapy.
Not only did oestrogen treatment often stop disease progression, in some patients metastatic tumours became resensitised and again responded to anti-oestrogen treatments.
Are oestrogens involved in falling sperm counts and disorders of the male reproductive tract?
Several environmental oestrogens are also anti-androgens.