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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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Price, "Control of oestradiol secretion and of cytochrome P450 aromatase messenger ribonucleic acid accumulation by FSH involves different intracellular pathways in oestrogenic bovine granulosa cells in vitro," Reproduction, vol.
vulgare has chemopreventive, cytoprotective, hypoglycemic, antitumor, and oestrogenic activities (El-Soud et al., 2011; Pradhan et al., 2008; Oktay et al., 2003; Ozbek et al., 2003).
While is flavones bind to oestrogen receptors and exert weak oestrogenic effects, glucosinolates in cruciferous vegetables influence levels of metabolising enzymes that can modulate inflammation and levels of oestrogen, possibly attenuating treatment-related symptoms.
This chemical has an oestrogenic effect, which directly impairs spermatogenesis or the origination of sperm cell.
Review on the toxicity, occurrence, metabolism, detoxification, regulations and intake of zearalenone: an oestrogenic mycotoxin.
Assessing oestrogenic effects of brominated flame retardants hexabromocyclododecane and tetrabromobisphenol A on MCF-7 cells.
The basic relationship between obesity and menstruation is that the fat cells contain cholesterol compounds which can get changed into a form of weak estrogen called "estrone." Obese women carrying extra fat cells have "little estrogen making factories," which have an oestrogenic effect on glands.
These results demonstrate a potential role for fenugreek supplementation for management of symptoms of menopause, with an oestrogenic potential demonstrated in the clinical study.
It astonishes us the number of women who take oestrogenic hormones for all variety of nonsensical indications.
The 54-isomer has strongest progestogenic and androgenic activity, while 3[beta]-hydroxytibolone possesses the most potent oestrogenic activity via oestrogen receptor a (ER-[alpah]) [4].
Glueck CJ, Fallet RW, Scheel D Effects of oestrogenic compounds on triglyceride kinetics.
"But when the androgenic and oestrogenic receptors were blocked by two different drugs, the animals were protected against the development of the anxiety-like behaviour in adulthood," says DrStener-Victorin.