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adrenalin a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands.
adrenaline a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands.
aldosterone a steroid hormone.
andro a type of sex hormone.
androgen a male sex hormone.
androgenic of or like an androgen, a male sex hormone.
androsterone an androgenic steroid male hormone.
autacoid a hormone secreted into blood, lymph, or sap.
autocoid a hormone secreted into blood, lymph, or sap.
bombesin a hormone partly responsible for regulating appetite.
bradykinin a blood hormone causing dilation of blood vessels.
bursicon a hormone produced by the insect brain that regulates processes associated with ecdysis.
calcitonin a hormone secreted by the thyroid gland, controlling the rate of bone destruction.
chalone one of a group of chemicals occurring in animal tissue.
chalonic relating to a chalone, one of a group of chemicals occurring in animal tissue.
cholecystokinin a hormone secreted esp by the duodenal mucosa that regulates the emptying of the gallbladder and secretion of enzymes by the pancreas and that has been found in the brain.
corticoid any of the steroid hormones produced in the adrenal cortex.
corticosteroid any of the steroid hormones produced in the adrenal cortex.
corticotrophic stimulating the adrenal cortex.
corticotrophin a hormone that stimulates the adrenal gland.
corticotropic stimulating the adrenal cortex.
corticotropin a hormone that stimulates the adrenal gland.
cortin a hormone.
cortisol a glucocorticoid hormone used to treat inflammatory and allergic conditions, aka hydrocortisone.
cortisone a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal cortex and made synthetically, used as an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy agent.
deoxycortone a corticosteroid hormone important in maintaining sodium and water balance in the body.
ecdyson an insect hormone.
ecdysone an insect hormone.
enterogastrone a hormone that is produced by the duodenal mucosa and has an inhibitory action on gastric motility and secretion.
epinephrin adrenalin.
epinephrine adrenalin.
erythropoietin a regulatory hormone.
estradiol a natural estrogenic hormone.
estral relating to estrum.
estrin an estrogen.
estriol an estrogen.
estrogen a female sex-hormone.
estrogenic of or like estrogen, a female sex-hormone.
estrogenically (Adv.) ESTROGENIC, of or like estrogen, a female sex-hormone.
estrone an estrogen.
folliculin another name for oestrone.
gastrin a hormone which stimulates production of gastric juice.
ghrelin a hormone produced in the body that stimulates appetite.
glucagon a pancreatic hormone which raises blood-sugar level and reduces appetite.
glucocorticoid any of a group of steroid hormones which affect glucose metabolism, having an anti-inflammatory effect.
gonadotropin a gonadotropic hormone, as follicle-stimulating hormone.
hormonal relating to hormones.
hormonally (Adv.) HORMONAL, related to hormones.
hormone a secretion of the endocrine organs.
hormonelike like a hormone.
hormonic relating to hormones.
hydrocortisone a glucocorticoid hormone that is used to treat inflammatory and allergic conditions, aka cortisol.
inhibin a human sex hormone.
insulin a protein hormone produced in the pancreas of animals.
intermedin a messenger hormone.
kisspeptin a protein molecule that is responsible for triggering the onset of puberty in humans.
leptin a protein hormone produced by fat cells in the body.
lipotropin a protein hormone of the pituitary gland.
luteotrophin another name for the hormone prolactin.
luteotropin another name for the hormone prolactin.
luteum (Lat.) a hormone-secreting body.
melanotropin a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which stimulates the production of melanin by melanocytes.
melatonin a hormone secreted by the pineal gland during the hours of darkness.
neurohormone a hormone (as acetylcholine or norepinephrine) produced by or acting on nervous tissue.
neurohumor a neurohormone, esp a neurotransmitter.
neurohumoral relating to neurohumor.
nonhormonal not hormonal.
noradrenalin a neurotransmitter hormone related to adrenalin, produced by the adrenal glands.
noradrenaline a neurotransmitter hormone related to adrenalin, produced by the adrenal glands.
norepinephrine (US) a neurotransmitter hormone related to adrenalin, produced by the adrenal glands.
norethindrone a synthetic progestational hormone used in birth control pills.
oestradiol a natural oestrogen, also synthesised for use in cancer treatment.
oestral relating to oestrum.
oestrin an estrogen.
oestriol an estrogen.
oestrogen a female sex-hormone.
oestrogenic producing female sex hormones.
oestrogenically (Adv.) OESTROGENIC, producing female sex hormones.
oestrone an estrogen.
oestrous relating to oestrum.
orexin a hormone that stimulates the appetite and is thought to be important for sleep regulation.
oxytocin a pituitary hormone that stimulates uterine muscle contraction.
pancreozymin a hormone that stimulates enzyme production by the pancreas.
parathormone a parathyroid hormone.
pheromonal relating to a pheromone.
pheromone a chemical substance secreted by an animal that influences the behaviour of others of its species.
pituitrin a hormone produced by the pituitary gland.
progesterone a female sex hormone that prepares the uterus for the fertilized ovum and maintains pregnancy.
progestin a hormone concerned with changes before pregnancy.
progestogen any of a range of hormones of the progesterone type.
progestogenic relating to progestogen.
prolactin a hormone produced by the pituitary gland.
prolan a gonadotropic hormone used to test for cyesis (pregnancy).
prostaglandin any of a group of chemical substances secreted by various parts of the body into the bloodstream and found to have a wide range of effects on the body processes, e.g. on muscle contraction.
relaxin a hormone which has a relaxing effect on the pelvic muscles.
secretin a hormone secreted by the duodenum.
somatostatin a polypeptide neurohormone.
somatotrophin a polypeptide growth hormone.
somatotropin a polypeptide growth hormone.
somatotropine a growth hormone.
testosterone the chief male sex hormone, a steroid secreted by the testes.
theelin a type of estrogen, aka estrone.
theelol an estrogen, aka estriol.
thymosin a hormone secreted by the thymus.
thyrocalcitonin a hormone secreted by the thyroid gland, controlling the rate of bone destruction.
thyrotrophin a hormone, produced in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, which stimulates the thyroid.
thyrotropin a hormone, produced in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, which stimulates the thyroid.
thyroxin an iodine compound, a hormone forming the active principle of the thyroid gland.
thyroxine an iodine compound, a hormone forming the active principle of the thyroid gland.
vasopressin a pituitary hormone that raises blood pressure, regulates kidney secretion, etc.
vasotocin a polypeptide pituitary hormone.