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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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Other pharmacological activities of anethole include oestrogenic action, insecticide, anesthetic and antithrombotic activities (Chang and Ahn, 2002; Ponte et al.
Consumption of a mycotoxin-contaminated diet may induce acute and long-term chronic effects in animals and humans, resulting in teratogenic, carcinogenic and oestrogenic or immune suppressive effects (Pestka, 2007).
An assessment of the oestrogenic effect of soyprotein on female rabbits.
Any synthetic exogenous substance or mixture that imitates the actions of naturally occurring oestrogens [3] is considered to possess oestrogenic activity which can result in the interference of normal hormonal functioning and expression [4,5] .
taking multiple compounds with different oestrogenic potential simultaneously.
Comparative study of oestrogenic properties of eight phytoestrogens in MCF7 human breast cancer cells.
Tibolone, which has weak androgenic, oestrogenic and progestogenic activity and does not increase sex hormone binding globulin, can be used as an alternative to testosterone.
Causes of prolapse are multiple including twin pregnancy, dystocia, higher oestrogenic content in blood, mineral imbalance, increased intra-abdominal pressure, loosening of vaginal musculature, urinary infection, vaginal infection specifically fungal infection etc.
Its antioxidant, anticholinesterase, anti-inflammatory, oestrogenic and central nervous system depressant effects are relevant to the treatment of some neurodegenerative problems as Alzheimer's disease (MANTLE & al.