HyperDic: hormone

English > 1 sense of the word hormone:
NOUNbodyhormone, endocrine, internal secretionthe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
hormone > pronunciation
Soundshhao'rmow.n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > hormone: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect.
Synonymsendocrine, internal secretion
Narroweradrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, ACTH, adrenocorticotropin, adrenocorticotrophin, corticotropin, corticotrophinA hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
adrenosteroneA steroid / steroid having androgenic activity
catecholamineAny of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
epinephrine, epinephrin, adrenaline, AdrenalinA catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin)
gastrointestinal hormone, GI hormoneshormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
glucagonA hormone secreted by the pancreas
glucocorticoidA steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals
gonadotropin, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotrophic hormonehormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta
insulinhormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas
melanocyte-stimulating hormone, MSHA hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes
melatoninhormone secreted by the pineal gland
neurohormoneA hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)
oxytocin, Pitocinhormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin)
parathyroid hormone, parathormonehormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands
relaxinhormone secreted by the corpus luteum during the last days of pregnancy
releasing hormone, RH, releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, hypothalamic releasing factorAny of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones
somatotropin, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, somatotrophic hormone, STH, human growth hormone, growth hormoneA hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland
steroid hormone, steroid, sex hormoneAny hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
thymosinhormone secreted by the thymus
thyroid hormoneAny of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically
thyrotropin, thyrotropic hormone, thyrotrophin, thyrotrophic hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, TSHanterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
thyrotropin-releasing hormone, TRH, thyrotropin-releasing factor, TRF, protirelinhormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
vasopressin, antidiuretic hormone, ADH, Pitressinhormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus
BroadersecretionA functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
Spanishhormona, secreción interna
Catalanhormona
Adjectiveshormonalof or relating to or caused by hormones

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