ectopic hormone


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ec·top·ic hor·mone

a hormone formed by tissue outside the normal endocrine site of production; for example, adrenocorticotropic hormone produced by a bronchogenic carcinoma.

ectopic hormone

A hormone produced by a tissue or site not normally associated with its production; EH production is common in CA and may cause a paraneoplastic syndrome. See Ectopic hormone syndrome, Paraneoplastic syndrome.

ec·top·ic hor·mone

(ek-topik hōrmōn)
One formed by tissue outside the normal endocrine site of production.

ec·top·ic hor·mone

(ek-topik hōrmōn)
Hormone formed by tissue outside normal endocrine site of production.