sex hormone-binding globulin

(redirected from testosterone-estrogen-binding globulin)

sex hor·mone-bind·ing glob·u·lin (SHBG),

a plasma β-globulin, produced by the liver, which binds testosterone and, with a weaker affinity, estrogen; serum levels of SHBG in women are twice those found in men; serum concentrations are increased in certain types of liver disease and in hyperthyroidism but are decreased with advancing age, by androgens, and in hypothyroidism.
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sex hor·mone-bind·ing glob·u·lin

(SHBG) (seks hōrmōn-bīnding globyū-lin)
Plasma β-globulin, produced by the liver, which binds testosterone and, with a weaker affinity, estrogen; serum levels of SHBG in women are twice those found in men.
Synonym(s): testosterone-estrogen-binding globulin.
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sex hormone-binding globulin

A plasma glycoprotein that binds androgens or estrogens, leaving small concentrations of free hormones to circulate in the blood.
See also: globulin
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