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adrenocortical hormone

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  • Adrenocortical hormone — Adrenocortical hormones are hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex. They can be grouped into three classes: glucocorticoids, the mineralocorticoids, and the androgens. [cite book|last=Gard|first=Paul|title=Human Pharmacology|publisher=CRC… …   Wikipedia

  • adrenocortical hormone — noun hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex …   Wiktionary

  • adrenocortical hormone — 1. any of the corticosteroids elaborated by the adrenal cortex; besides the glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids, this classification also includes some androgens, progesterone, and perhaps estrogens. See also corticosteroid. 2. corticosteroid …   Medical dictionary

  • adrenocortical — Pertaining to suprarenal cortex. * * * ad·re·no·cor·ti·cal ə .drē nō kȯrt i kəl adj of, relating to, or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands <adrenocortical hormone deficiency> * * * adre·no·cor·ti·cal (ə dre″no… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hormone replacement therapy (male-to-female) — Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for transgender and transsexual people replaces the hormones naturally occurring in their bodies with those of the other sex. However, not all cases of hormone replacement therapy are used by transgendered people …   Wikipedia

  • hormone — hormonal, hormonic /hawr mon ik, moh nik/, adj. /hawr mohn/, n. 1. Biochem. any of various internally secreted compounds, as insulin or thyroxine, formed in endocrine glands, that affect the functions of specifically receptive organs or tissues… …   Universalium

  • Adrenocortical carcinoma — Infobox Disease Name = Adrenocortical carcinoma Caption = Metastasis of an adrenocortical carcinoma to the lung DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|C|74|0|c|73 ICD9 = ICD9|194 ICDO = 8370/3 OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = ped eMedicineTopic = 41… …   Wikipedia

  • Hormone — A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs. Many hormones are secreted by specialized glands such as the thyroid gland. Hormones are essential for every activity of daily living,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone — proopiomelanocortin (adrenocorticotropin/ beta lipotropin/ alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta endorphin) proopiomelanocortin derivatives POMC     …   Wikipedia

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

  • steroid hormone — ▪ chemical compound       any of a group of hormones that belong to the class of chemical compounds known as steroids; they are secreted by three “steroid glands” the adrenal cortex, testes, and ovaries and during pregnancy by the placenta. All… …   Universalium

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