sex hormone

sex hormone
A hormone that influences primary and secondary sexual characters and sexual behavior.

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  • sex hormone — n a steroid hormone (as estradiol, progesterone, androstenedione, or testosterone) that is produced esp. by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal cortex and that exerts estrogenic, progestational, or androgenic activity on the growth or function of the …   Medical dictionary

  • sex hormone — n. any hormone, as testosterone, estrogen, etc., influencing the development of, or having an effect upon, the reproductive organs, secondary sex characteristics, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sex hormone — sex hormone. См. половой гормон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Sex hormone-binding globulin — (SHBG) is a glycoprotein that binds to sex hormones, specifically testosterone and estradiol. Other steroid hormones such as progesterone, cortisol, and other corticosteroids are bound by transcortin. Transport of sex hormonesThese sex hormones… …   Wikipedia

  • Sex hormone receptor — Sex hormone receptors belong to the group of steroid hormone receptors and interact with sex hormones. Three sex hormone steroid receptors can be distinguished: * Androgen receptors * Estrogen receptors * Progesterone receptors …   Wikipedia

  • sex hormone — Hormone that is secreted by gonads, or that influences gonadal development. Examples are oestrogen, testosterone, gonadotrophins …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • sex hormone — sex′ hor mone n. biochem. any of a class of steroid hormones that regulate the growth and function of the reproductive organs or stimulate the development of the secondary sexual characteristics • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Sex hormone-binding globulin — La Sex Hormone binding globulin (SHBG) (la globuline se liant aux hormones sexuelles) est une glycoprotéine qui se lie aux hormones sexuelles, en particulier la testostérone et l estradiol. D autres hormones stéroïdes telles que la progestérone,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sex hormone — noun any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs • Syn: ↑steroid hormone, ↑steroid • Derivationally related forms: ↑steroidal (for: ↑steroid) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sex hormone — any steroid hormone, produced mainly by the ovaries or testes, that is responsible for controlling sexual development and reproductive function. Oestrogens and progesterone are the female sex hormones; androgens are the male sex hormones …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sex hormone — noun Date: 1917 a steroid hormone (as estrogen or testosterone) that is produced especially by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal cortex and affects the growth or function of the reproductive organs or the development of secondary sex… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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