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Estrogens

Hormones produced by the ovaries, the female sex glands.

estrogens (es´trōjenz),

n.pl the collective term for substances capable of producing estrus. The term also applies to the estrogenic hormones in women. Estriol is the principal estrogen found in the urine of pregnant women and in the placenta. Synthetic estrogens include diethylstilbestrol, hexestrol, and ethinyl estradiol.
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