estradiol estradiol


  • (n) the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer


  1. The results: after nine years the women who took a kind of estrogen called estradiol had about twice the breast-cancer rate of those who were not on replacement therapy.
  2. The researchers speculate that the women's sensitized vision results from increased blood levels of vitamin A, estradiol and other hormones that peak around the time of ovulation.
  3. The primary ingredient in Preven is ethinyl estradiollevonorgestrel--the same as in birth control pills--given in a high dose.


  • Sandoz US Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Estarylla

    Princeton, New Jersey, – Sandoz is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the retailer level of one lot of its Estarylla (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) tablets in the US, following a customer report of a placebo tablet present in a row of active tablets on one pack. Estarylla is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: U. S. Food and Drug Administration

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