ovarian hormone


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re·lax·in

(rē-lak'sin),
A polypeptide hormone secreted by the corpora lutea of mammalian species during pregnancy. Facilitates the birth process by causing a softening and lengthening of the pubic symphysis and cervix; it also inhibits contraction of the uterus and may play a role in timing of parturition.
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ovarian hormone

A hormone produced by the ovary.
See: estradiol; estriol; estrogen; estrone; progesterone
See also: hormone
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Resistance training may be a beneficial, non-pharmacological treatment of obesity, specifically after ovarian hormone deprivation.
The cooccurrence of obesity, osteoporosis, and sarcopenia--three diseases that occur with advancing age and which may be affected by fluctuations in ovarian hormone production or its deficiency--has not been investigated in females while controlling for energy intake and expenditure.
Exercise training associated with estrogen therapy induced cardiovascular benefits after ovarian hormones deprivation.
Thus, our data refer to females with normal ovarian hormones and other variables levels in plasma.
However, compared with the literature for sheep, there is little information about differences in the patterns of secretion of pituitary gonadotropins or ovarian hormones between goats of different prolificacy.
The cycle of ovarian activity is reflected by fluctuating patterns of ovarian hormones, namely estradiol and progesterone.
Regimens can vary to meet individuals' tolerance and preference, however, and "the most important consideration is that women actually take ovarian hormone replacement," the authors say.
Similar to the effects of estrogen, raloxifene has been shown to prevent the stimulation of lymphopoiesis and the subsequent increase in lymphocyte precursors induced by ovarian hormone deficiency in mouse bone marrow (Erlandsson et al.
It involves administering a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist such as leuprolide acetate (Lupron) on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle and measuring pituitary and ovarian hormone responses.
The pathways leading to ovarian hormone production are similar in rodents and humans, and it is reasonable to assume that MEHP would suppress aromatase in the human ovary.
There has also been a flurry of recent studies indicating that certain cocktails of ovarian hormones can make women feel lousy, particularly a week or so before menstruation.
"In female rats, the magnitude of cocaine craving was critically dependent on the phase of the estrous cycle, demonstrating a novel role of ovarian hormones in incubation of cocaine craving," said Ikemoto.