hormonal manipulation


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hormonal manipulation

1. The treatment of diseases, e.g., endometriosis, or endocrine-responsive tumors (such as breast and prostate cancer) with drugs that block the action of hormones or releasing factors. Synonym: endocrine manipulation
2. The use of hormones to affect menstrual cycles or fertility.
3. The use of hormones like testosterone to enhance athletic performance or increase muscle mass.
See also: manipulation
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Hormonal Manipulation: Preclinical and clinical data suggest a potential role for finasteride in the chemoprevention of prostate cancer.
It has been reported that SRCC of the prostate rarely responds to traditional hormonal manipulation, such as androgen blockade.
-- Hormonal manipulation may prove to provide relief for women with chronic, cyclic irritable bladder symptoms, results of a University of Washington pilot study suggested.
Since the growth of prostate cancer is testostecrone-dependent (approximately 95% of testosterone is produced by the testes, with the remainder coming from the adrenals), hormonal manipulation has been the mainstay of plliative treatment.
Before the advent of non-surgical endoluminal therapies for pelvic congestion syndrome medical therapy with hormonal manipulation was the first-line therapy.
When hormonal manipulation has eliminated dysfunctional bleeding as the cause, one must pursue other less common causes, eg, infection, pregnancy-related, myoma, or malignancy.