1. Not causing estrus in animals.
2. Not having an action similar to that of an estrogen. Compare: nonuterotropic.
Synonym(s): nonoestrogenic
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In addition, functional assays in biological samples to measure EDC activity affecting nonestrogenic pathways would allow epidemiologists to study the impact of other hormonal mechanisms on breast carcinogenesis.
Cleavage of Zearalenone by Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans to a novel nonestrogenic metabolite.
Among the old-school potential alternatives to vaginal estrogens for these patients are nonestrogenic vaginal lubricants such as K-Y Jelly and Replens.
The antiserum shows relatively low cross-reactivity to the unconjugated estrogens and nonestrogenic steroids.
If you test them individually, you could almost conclude that they were nonestrogenic, almost inconsequential,'' he said.
have now identified a host of pollutants that functionally mimic estrogens in animals yet act through a nonestrogenic pathway: They block the activity of male sex hormones.
Methoxylated isoflavones, cajanin and isoformononetin, have nonestrogenic bone forming effect via differential mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling.
Neonatal exposure to genistein induces estrogen receptor (ER)a expression and multioocyte follicles in the maturing mouse ovary: evidence for ER[5-mediated and nonestrogenic actions.
Nonestrogenic vaginal lubricants are "somewhat effective," but are clearly inferior to estrogen in comparative studies, he added.
However, he cautions, because so little is known about human effects of DDE and PCBs, such compounds might just as easily trigger tumors by nonestrogenic means.