estrogen estrogen  /ˈɛ strə dʒən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics

Usage(s):

  1. The Women's Health Initiative reports that taking estrogen doesn't increase cancer risk for many women.
  2. Researchers are still figuring out the dangers and benefits of hormone replacement therapy, but two new studies give a boost to estrogen as a defense against dementia.
  3. The latest report on estrogen isn't bad news so much as it is incomplete news.

News

  1. How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause

    Title: How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause Category: Health News Created: 6/20/2013 12:35:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 22, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com

  2. Health Headlines: Estrogen may help UTIs in older women

    Estrogen may help prevent urinary tract infections in women past menopause. According to the journa
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bay News 9 Tampa Bay

  3. Estrogen is a new weapon against urinary tract infection in postmenopausal women

    Estrogen stimulates the production of the body’s own antibiotic and strengthens the cells in the urinary tract, according to a new study. The results show that estrogen supplements may help menopausal women to ward off recurrent urinary tract infections.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "I don't think I could ever really be with a woman because that's a lot of estrogen and I'ma lot to deal with when it's that time of the month, so I can't imagine it times two," Aguilera added.
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Christina Aguilera Source: Daily News & Analysis

  2. "This meta-analysis ...... showed that current use of oral estrogen increases the risk of (blood clots) by two-fold to three-fold," Pierre-Yves Scarabin and Marianne Canonico of the Paul Brousse Hospital in France wrote.
    on May 23, 2008 By: Paul Brousse Source: MSNBC

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