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To convert a nonaromatic compound to an aromatic compound.
Synonym(s): aromatise.
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Aromatase and 17-beta-hydroxysteroid activities are increased in the fat cells and peripheral aromatisation increases with body weight.
This work demonstrated that during the first two years, an increase in aromatisation was observed.
In men, sources of oestrogen are the testes, the adrenal glands and the peripheral tissues (mainly fat), where there is conversion of testosterone to oestrogen by aromatisation.