steroid hormone


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steroid hormone

Etymology: Gk, stereos, solid; L, oleum, oil; Gk, eidos, form, hormaein, to set in motion
a ductless gland secretion that contains the basic steroid nucleus in its chemical formulae. The natural steroid hormones include androgens, estrogens, and adrenal cortex secretions.

steroid hormone

One of the sex hormones and hormones of the adrenal cortex.
See also: hormone
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FA is a glucocorticoid, a type of steroid hormone that takes its name from its steroid structure.
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testosterone A steroid hormone that regulates the development of the male reproductive system and male secondary sex characteristics.
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