estrone estrone

Definition(s):

  • (n) a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency

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Usage(s):

  1. The fluid containing estrone rises to the top.
  2. Some lucky women, regardless of weight, simply churn out more estrone once estrogen from the ovaries shuts off.
  3. The job of preparing the mammary tissue for nursing seems to belong to the sex hormones estrone and progesterone.
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