oestrogen

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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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Washington, April 12 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found a way of utilising the positive effects of oestrogen in mice so that only the skeleton is acted on.
Oestrogen is the hormone that principally strengthens the bone mass in women, and it is also of significance for the skeleton in men.
In order to develop an oestrogen treatment that utilises the favourable effects of the oestrogen but not its side-effects, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have analysed which parts of the oestrogen receptor is most important in enabling oestrogen to act on bone tissue and other tissues.
Effect of in vitro estrogenic pesticides on human oestrogen receptor [alpha] and [beta] mRNA levels.
2+] signals in ciliary neurons through classical oestrogen receptors in cytoplasm.