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Definition of the noun hormone

What does hormone mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hormones

  1. the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

Alternative definition of the noun hormone


  1. [physiology] Any substance produced by one tissue and conveyed by the bloodstream to another to effect physiological activity.
  2. [pharmacology] A synthetic compound with the same activity.
  3. Any similar substance in plants.


Hormone is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Hormone

  1. sex hormone
  2. plant hormone
  3. growth hormone
  4. Tropic hormone
  5. steroid hormone
  6. thyroid hormone
  7. Trophic hormone
  8. Juvenile hormone
  9. releasing hormone
  10. androgenic hormone
  11. lactogenic hormone
  12. luteinizing hormone
  13. parathyroid hormone
  14. thyrotropic hormone
  15. antidiuretic hormone
  16. gonadotropic hormone
  17. human growth hormone
  18. somatotropic hormone
  19. thyrotrophic hormone
  20. gonadotrophic hormone

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Google previewMedical and Biological Terminologies (1998)

Classical Origins by John Scarborough

Hormone is a twentieth-century invention based on the Greek hormón, the present participle of hormaiein ("to impel”).

Defined in biochemistry, medical physiology, and similar specialties, a hormone is any of various internally secreted compounds...

Google previewHuman Microscopic Anatomy (1991)

An Atlas for Students of Medicine and Biology by Radivoj V. Krstic

Adrenocorticotropic hormone is a polypeptide stimulating release of corticosteroids from the zona fasciculata of the adrenal glands. Lipotropic hormone is a polypeptide hormone that stimulates liberation of fatty acids from stored triglycerides.

Google previewApplied Animal Endocrinology (2010)

by E. James Squires

A hormone is a chemical messenger that coordinates the activities of different cells in a multicellular organism. Bayliss and Starling first used...

Google previewCore Topics in Endocrinology in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (2010)

by George M. Hall, Jennifer M. Hunter, Mark S. Cooper

Thyrotropin releasing hormone is a tripeptide which is produced in the parvocellular region of the paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus. It is released into the hypothalamic-pituitary portal plexus and controls the secretion of TSH from the ...

Google previewAnatomy Coloring Workbook, 4th Edition (2017)

by Princeton Review

The next hormone is a growth hormone abbreviated as GH (A2). Also called somalotropin...

Google previewBerne & Levy Physiology, Updated Edition (2009)

by Bruce M. Koeppen, Bruce A. Stanton

Free hormone is the biologically active form for action on the target organ, feedback control, and clearance ...

Google previewWoman (1999)

An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone is a protein best known as the product of the hypothalamus, located in the midbrain. In adults, it stimulates the gonads and may play a role in sexual behavior. We don't have a clue what, if anything, this ...

Google previewMolecular Pathology (1997)

by Jonathan Salisbury

Insulin is known to occur in the secretory granules of the pancreatic islet in a zinc- coordinated microcrystalline state, and it is likely that the hexameric structure ofthe hormone is the structure of insulin as it exists at its site of synthesis and ...

Google previewPediatric Andrology (2012)

by S.J. Kogan, E.S. Hafez

The fetal testis produces a second hormone 'the Müllerian inhibiting factor'. This hormone is a peptide and also acts locally to suppress the growth of the Müllerian (female) ducts. In certain mammalian species Some animals cannot respond to ...

Google previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

The thyrotrophic hormone, or thyroidstimulating hormone (TSH), exerts a powerful influence over the activity of the THYROID GLAND. The ADRENOCORTICOTROPHIC HORMONE (ACTH) stimulates the cortex of the adrenal glands.

Google previewRÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000 (2014)

by Burkhard Fugmann, Susanne Lang-Fugmann, Wolfgang Steglich

Sloughing is initiated by expression of a neurosecretion; this so-called protho- racotropic hormone from brain ganglions stimulates a thorax gland to express ecdysone (see ecdysteroids), the genuine sloughing hormone which triggers pupal ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

parathormone n parathyroid hormone. Þ parathyroid hormone. parathyroid glands four small endocrine glands usually lying close to or embedded in the posterior surface of the thyroid gland (Figure P.2). They may ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary (2002)

A Practical Compilation of Today's Acronyms and Abbreviations

LH/FSH-RF luteinizing hormone/follicle stimulating hormone-releasing factor LHNCBC Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications LHR London Heathrow Airport LHRF luteinizing hormone releasing factor LHRH luteinizing ...

Google previewThe Ethnomedicine Practitioner's Desktop Lexicon

by Derek Johnson M.D.(Alt. Med)

Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) Antidote Antiemetic Antifungal Antigen Peptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary, causing retention of more water in the body. Arginine vasopressin (AVP) , also ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Endurance in Sport (2008)

by R. J. Shephard, P.-O. Astrand

Thyroid hormones The thyroid gland is controlled by thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which is released from the anterior pituitary in response to hypothalamic thyrotrophin-releasing hormone (TRH). The thyroid gland secretes thyroxine (T4) ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Sometimes FRH and LRH are considered one releasing hormone called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) which controls both LH and FSH. Presently, LRH (GnRH), TRH, and GHRIH are commercially available. LRH ( GnRH) offers ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

Accommodation ACE Adrenocortical extract; angiotensin-converting enzyme ACh Acetylcholine ACH Adrenocortical hormone ACLS Advanced cardiac life support ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone AD Right ear (auris dextra) ADD Attention ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2014)

by Market House Books

keratomileusis LAUP laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty LBC liquid-based cytology LDL low-density lipoprotein LE lupus erythematosus LFTs liver function tests LGA large for gestational age LH luteinizing hormone LHRH luteinizing hormone ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

AcCoA:acetyl coenzyme A ACTH: adrenocorticotropic hormone ADH: antidiuretic hormone ADP:adenosine-5'-diphosphate AMP. adenosine-5'-phosphate ATP: adenosine-5'-triphosphate BMR: basal metabolic rate BUN: blood urea nitrogen ...

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Quotes about Hormone

Some though dark have drawn me.
Some fleshless and some boneless
Have equally drawn me. Some dwarf,
Some lanky and some rustic too have.
Demerits in a woman dissolve in her hormone
01.04.2004 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of H4O1R1M3O1N1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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