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prohormone

 [pro-hor´mōn]
a precursor of a hormone, such as a polypeptide that is cleaved to form a shorter polypeptide hormone or a steroid that is converted to an active hormone by peripheral metabolism. Called also prehormone.

pro·hor·mone

(prō-hōr'mōn),
1. An intraglandular precursor of a hormone; for example, proinsulin. Compare: prehormone.
2. Obsolete term formerly used to designate a substance developed in serum that antagonizes a specific antihormone, and thus enhances the action of the corresponding hormone.

prohormone

/pro·hor·mone/ (-hor´mōn) a hormone preprotein; a biosynthetic, usually intraglandular, hormone precursor, such as proinsulin.

prohormone

(prō-hôr′mōn′)
n.
An inactive compound that is converted by enzymes into a biologically active hormone.

pro·hor·mone

(prō-hōr'mōn)
An intraglandular precursor of a hormone, e.g., proinsulin.
Compare: prehormone, bioregulator

pro·hor·mone

(prō-hōr'mōn)
Intraglandular precursor of a hormone; e.g., proinsulin.

prohormone

a precursor of a hormone, such as a polypeptide that is cleaved to form a shorter polypeptide hormone, or a steroid that is converted to an active hormone by metabolism.
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