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  1. See dehydroepiandrosterone.


"Dhea" a.k.a. "DHEA, the youth and health hormone" is a book by C. Shealy.


DHEA a.k.a. Dehydroepiandrosterone, also known as androstenolone or prasterone, as well as 3β-hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one or 5-androsten-3β-ol-17-one, is an important endogenous steroid hormone. It is the most abundant circulating steroid hormone in humans, in whom it is produced in the adrenal glands, the gonads, and the brain, where it functions predominantly as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the androgen and estrogen sex steroids. However, DHEA also has a variety of potential biological effects in its own right, binding to an array of nuclear and cell surface receptors, and acting as a neurosteroid.

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Google previewAnabolic Steroids and the Athlete, 2d ed. (2002)

by William N. Taylor, M.D.

Under normal physiologic conditions, DHEA is a precursor for testosterone production.

Google previewIntegrative Medicine, Part I: Incorporating Complementary/Alternative Modalities, An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice (2010)

by J. Adam Rindfleisch

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a nutraceutical naturally secreted by the human adrenal gland. DHEA is a precursor for female and male sex hormones. DHEA decreases after age 30 and may be low in people with diabetes, anorexia, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice (2012)

by Barry C. Feld, Donna M. Bishop

DHEA is an adrenal androgen that is a precursor to testosterone that starts increasing around the age of 6, in a period...

Google previewThe Layperson's Guide to Exercise, Diet & Supplements (2013)

by Daniel J. Shamy

DHEA is a naturally created hormone in our bodies. It is secreted...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

DHEA is a modulator of GABAA receptor function, and GABA is a principal neurochemical regulator of interfemale...

Google previewPharmacology (2012)

by George M. Brenner, Craig W. Stevens

DHEA is an extremely ... Because DHEA is a weak androgen, it should not be used by men with prostate cancer. CORTICOSTEROID SYNTHESIS INHIBITORS Figure 33-1 shows the ...

Google previewThe U.S. Navy Seal Guide to Fitness and Nutrition (2007)

by Patricia A. Deuster, Pierre A. Pelletier, Anita Singh

As stated previously, DHEA is a hormone and it can be converted to testosterone. Increased testosterone levels could increase your risk of prostate cancer. The other potential dangers 232 Harmful Substances that Affect Performance.

Google previewA Whole-Body Approach to Slowing Down Aging (2011)

Helping You Live Healthier and Longer by Liang-Che Tao

However, DHEA is a steroid, which can make you feel great for the short term, but over the long term, it may also do some harm to your body, so future research is still needed (Roizen, M., The Real Age Makeover. Collins 2004). DHEA is the ...

Google previewChemical Induction of Cancer (1996)

Modulation and Combination Effects an Inventory of the Many Factors which Influence Carcinogenesis by Joseph C. Arcos, Mary F. Argus, Yin-tak Woo

DHEA/DHEA Analogs DHEA is an adrenocortical steroid. Although it has no known physiological function, it is a precursor for the synthesis of testosterone and estradiol and a potent inhibitor of glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase ( G6PDH), ...

Google previewLEIP Forward! (2011)

by Lauran Star

If you are relatively stress-free, calm, and happy, the body/brain produces dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). DHEA is a natural steroid hormone the body produces. It also is the most abundant hormone. It has both positive and negative effects ...

Google previewAnnual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research (2002) (rev., 4th ed.)

DHEA is a naturally occurring steroid hormone that declines with age in men and women. The purpose of this study was to confirm these findings in human trials. Fifty-six men and women (ages 65-78 years) were randomly assigned to receive ...

Google previewMetabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness: Interactions, Pathophysiology, Assessment and Treatment (2007)

by Scott D Mendelson

DHEA is a fascinating substance that is available over-the-counter in almost every neighborhood drug store. If it were just now made available, it would almost certainly be by prescription only. DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone.

Google previewTransdermal Magnesium Therapy (2011)

A New Modality for the Maintenance of Health by Dr. Mark Sircus

DHEA is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland and the ovaries and converted to testosterone and estrogen.

Google previewHeal Yourself (2013)

Practical Methods On How to Heal Yourself From Any Disease Using the Power of the Subconscious Mind and Natural Medicine. by Max Corradi

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) 6X: DHEA is an important steroid hormone producedbytheadrenal glands, the gonads, andthe brain. It functions predominantly as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the androgen and estrogen ...

Google previewPsychological Masquerade (2007)

Distinguishing Psychological from Organic Disorders, Third Edition by Robert L. Taylor, MD

DHEA is an adrenal steroid, widely available as a dietary supplement. Apart from whatever else it does, it acts as an excitatory proserotonergic neuroregulator in the brain (Markowitz, 1999). Derived from the bark of a tree, ...

Google previewTreatment of the Postmenopausal Woman (2007)

Basic and Clinical Aspects by Rogerio A. Lobo

Although DHEA is a hormone, it is available without a prescription and is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. It has been popularized as an anti-aging medicine that affects immune function and body composition and improves ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Healing (2014)

by Deborah R. Mitchell

DHEA has been thesubjectof morethan 10,000papers,two international conferences, and countless studies inboth animals and humans, and ...

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Naturally occurring adrenal androgen present in large amounts in the blood of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Since 21-OH activity is not involved in synthesis of androgens, a fraction of the elevated 17-hydroxypregnenolone is converted to dehydroepiandrosterone ( DHEA), androstenedione, and testosterone beginning in the third month of fetal life.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2011)

by Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN, Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN, Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN

For example, evening hyposecretion of cortisol and morning hyposecretion of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) appear to be associated with...

of cortisol and DHEA during late evening and midnight seem to be associated with depression.

Google previewInverted Medical Dictionary, Second Edition (1991)

by Bruce C. Carlstedt, Mary J. Stanaszek, Walter F. Stanaszek


Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (2012)

by Sherry Torkos

Generally, the best test for hormone balance involves testing the “big five” sex steroid hormones: cortisol, DHEA, estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone. The balance between these hormones is critical to good health. For example, Rocky ...

Google previewA Galic And English Dictionary (1780)

Containing All Th Words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that Could be Collected from the Voice, and Old Books and MSS by William Shaw

Paganach, neach bheir adhradh do dhea breige. НЕАТНЕNISН, а. borb. НЕАТНЕNISМ, f. Pagantachd. НЕАТНY, a. Fraochach. То НЕАVE. Таrruingam, flaodam, draotham, togbham, arduigham; fgeatham, tilgam. - - НЕАVЕ, f. Тодal, uallach ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) n a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands, the ovaries/testes, the brain and fatty tissue; the ...

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Small photo of Adrenal Cortisol Levels. CORTISOL DHEA written on notebook with stethoscope,syringe,eyeglasses and pills on wooden desk. Medicine concept words. Top view.Small photo of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) or androstenolone written on a page. Human hormones.Small photo of Hand with pen drawing the chemical formula of DHEASmall photo of Structural model of DHEA on the blackboard.Small photo of Structural model of DHEA on the blackboard. More...

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