hormone hormone  /ˈhɔr ˌmoʊn/


  • (n) the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect



  1. A new study shows that even when women stop hormone replacement therapy, the dangerous effects can continue.
  2. Researchers have discovered more dangers associated with hormone replacement therapy, which can help women decide if the risk is worth it for them.
  3. When ointment containing male sex hormones is rubbed into the comb of a capon, the listless, bedraggled cock gradually turns into a lusty, strutting rooster.


  1. UNC researchers study ‘love hormone’ ties to breastfeeding, postpartum depression

    Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill will investigate the role that the love hormone oxytocin plays in postnatal depression, breastfeeding and infant bonding as part of a five-year study.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The News & Observer

  2. Low Testosterone Hormone Replacement Cream Alternative to Androgel for Low T

    PERTH, Australia, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Lawley pharmaceuticals has the answer for men and women who are looking for a safe solution to low testosterone or progesterone levels with a series of low cost bioidentical hormone replacement creams that can be purchased...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  3. Stress hormone could trigger mechanism for the onset of Alzheimer's

    A chemical hormone released in the body as a reaction to stress could be a key trigger of the mechanism for the late onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "I accept responsibility for those two days. If what I did was an error in judgment, I apologise," Pettitte said. "I was on the disabled list, and I had heard that human growth hormone could promote faster healing for my elbow. I felt an...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Andy Pettitte Source: BBC News

  2. "It was great to be able to tell them what I've been saying all along, that I've never used steroids or growth hormone," a calm Clemens told reporters Tuesday afternoon in a 30-second statement. "And I look forward to being here, I guess in...
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Roger Clemens Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. ...got some help in his public relations push from an old teammate Tuesday, when The Associated Press obtained a sworn affidavit in which Jose Canseco said he has never seen Clemens "use, possess or ask for steroids or human growth hormone."
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Jose Canseco Source: 940 News

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