prehormone


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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.

pre·hor·mone

(prē-hōr'mōn),
A glandular secretory product, having little or no inherent biologic potency, that is converted peripherally to an active hormone. Compare: prohormone (1).

prehormone

/pre·hor·mone/ (-hor´mōn) prohormone.

pre·hor·mone

(prē-hōr'mōn)
A glandular secretory product, having little or no inherent biologic potency, which is converted peripherally to an active hormone.
Compare: prohormone, bioregulator

pre·hor·mone

(prē-hōr'mōn)
A glandular secretory product, having little or no inherent biologic potency, which is converted peripherally to an active hormone.
Compare: prohormone

prehormone

prohormone.
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