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Pertaining to hormones.


Etymology: Gk, hormaein, to set in motion
pertaining to or resembling hormones.


adjective Referring to hormones or hormonal activity.

Pearl Index

Obstetrics A formula that allows comparison of the efficacy of contraceptive methods, calculated as the pregnancy rate in population divided by 100 yrs of exposure. See Breast feeding, Coitus interruptus, Condoms, Morning-after pill, Contraception, Natural family planning, Norplant, Rhythm method, RU 486.
Pearl index–pregnancies/100 years of use
Physiologic 15-30/100 years: Coitus interruptus, natural family planning (rhythm or safe period), eg calendar method, evaluation of cervical mucosa or temperature, breast feeding
Chemical 15-20/100 years: Contraceptive sponges
Barrier 2-20/100 years: Intrauterine devices, condoms
Hormonal 1-3/100 years
Surgical << 1/100 years: Ligation of fallopian tubes, vas deferens  


Pertaining to hormones.
Compare: bioregulator


adj/n beneficial component in some essential oils that helps to bring hormone secretions to normal levels.


emanating from or pertaining to hormones.

hormonal antibodies
hormones can be used as antigens and antibodies produced against them so that reproductive functions can be retarded or enhanced.
hormonal dermatoses
skin diseases caused by an abnormality of any of the many hormones that influence the skin and adnexa, particularly growth of hair. See also endocrine alopecia.
hormonal hypersensitivity
a papulocrustous dermatitis associated with hypersensitivity to endogenous gonadal hormones. Seen most commonly in bitches during stages of the estrus cycle.
hormonal pregnancy diagnosis
performed commercially in cows by determining that progesterone levels in milk are maintained after mating instead of declining by the 20th day.
hormonal synergism
when their combined effect is greater than the simple addition of each of their individual effects.

Patient discussion about hormonal

Q. does the growth hormone have side effects and what are they?

A. Yes, it does, and not a few. They include, among others, pain in the joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetes, pain at the injection site, problems with the thyroid gland, ear problems and many others. You may read more about side effects of growth hormone treatment (called Mecasermin or Somatropin) here: http://www.drugs.com/ppa/mecasermin.html

Q. what is the effect of hormones during pregnancy on a woman's temper?

A. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can indeedn cause mood changes, starting from anxiety or agitations to developing major clinical symptoms of depression. Pregnancy affects each woman differently.

Q. What types of hormonal changes caused by fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia affects hormones because I feel pain in my back bone. What types of hormonal changes caused by fibromyalgia?

A. Have you ever checked your back pain with a doctor? It may or may not be due to fibromyalgia. Low serotonin levels, low growth hormone levels, and low levels of neuropeptide Y, a component of the feel-good hormone neurotransmitter norepinephrine have been associated with fibromyalgia. Elevated levels of substance P acts as a neurotransmitter and signals the body to experience pain. These pains have also been observed in the spinal cord of fibromyalgia patients.

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After taking SC action against hormonal injections for use in livestock, associations of dairy farmers have appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to give alternate adding this they warned that milk production would be cut down by 70 per cent and the dairy industry in Karachi would collapse if relief time was not provided.
Before a woman gets&nbsp;her&nbsp;period, hormonal changes, including a&nbsp;sudden drop in levels of progesterone, affect the body's temperature control, which can reduce the amount of REM sleep&nbsp;where most of our dreams occur.
Overall, compared with nonusers of hormonal contraceptives, participants who were current or recent users of hormonal contraceptives were found to be at greater risk for depression and antidepressant use.
Global hormonal contraception are widely used globally by females.
A total of 402 of these women used hormonal therapy during the 4-year studies.
1 new hormonal contraceptive clients per month, whereas control CHWs served a monthly average of 2.
Hormonal processes may be at work, notes lead author Michelle Russell, a doctoral candidate at FSU.
While we found a statistically significant association between hormonal contraceptive use and glioma risk a risk-benefit evaluation would still favour the use of hormonal contraceptives in eligible users" says Dr.
Toyah is now preparing to talk about all things hormonal in comedy show Hormonal Housewives, written by husband-andwife team Julie Coombe and John McIsaac.
Stakeholders at the WHO's 2012 meeting on this matter concluded that 1) no change to guidelines is warranted and 2) hormonal contraception should be promoted for all women, regardless of HIV risk.
Experts from 18 countries recommended women with HIV continue to use hormonal contraceptives to prevent pregnancy but stressed the need to also use condoms to prevent HIV transmission.
4 January 2012 - US contraceptive products developer Agile Therapeutics said on Monday it had completed its Phase III clinical programme for AG200-15, its combination hormonal contraceptive patch.