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Synonyms for oestrogen

a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics

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Steroid estrogens and some alkylphenolic chemicals are often found in WwTW effluents at concentrations sufficient to induce vitellogenic responses in laboratory exposures (Routledge et al.
To figure out where in the newer treatment process estrogens break down, Ternes and his colleagues in Denmark and Switzerland studied sludge removed from 10 different points along the flow of sewage in the Wiesbaden plant.
Reputable medical researchers, in several studies, have concluded, first that PremPro (supplemented estrogen and progesterone]) may increase the likelihood of certain cancers, especially breast cancer.
Environmental estrogens occur from the breakdown of chemicals in products ranging from pesticides to plastic wrap.
Chlorinated pesticides are thought to "mimic" estrogen in the body.
Environmental estrogens are endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that in many cases imitate the actions of the natural hormone 17[beta]-[E.
An analysis by a Swedish scientist suggests that discarded vaginal contraceptive rings could interfere with fishes' reproduction by releasing estrogen into streams.
Now, however, researchers are hot on the trail of drugs that offer many of the benefits of natural estrogens without the serious risks that dissuade most women from taking replacement hormones after menopause.
However, in addition to classical genomic actions, estrogens can act through nongenomic or membrane-initiated signaling pathways via a membrane form of ER (mER).
Thornton reasons that if it is the most ancient of the hormone receptors, then the vast majority of animal species--from worms and insects to fish and land vertebrates--may be affected by environmental estrogens.
In both female and male vertebrates, estrogens affect many aspects of development, growth, sexual differentiation, and reproductive behavior.
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Estrogens are a family of hormones that are essential for growth and development, and, notably, for determining whether you are a female or a male.
Urinary excretion of estrogens, including endogenously produced estrogens, estrogens from dietary sources, and estrogens from prescription medications and veterinary pharmaceuticals, can result in surface water contamination and subsequent human exposure via contaminated drinking water.