HyperDic: sex_hormone

English > 1 sense of the expression sex hormone:
NOUNsubstancesex hormone, steroid hormone, steroidany hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
English > sex hormone: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs.
Synonymssteroid hormone, steroid
Narroweranabolic steroidAny of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth
androgen, androgenic hormonemale sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
corticosteroid, corticoid, adrenal cortical steroidA steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized
estrogen, oestrogenA general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
progestin, progestogenAny of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
Broaderhormone, endocrine, internal secretionThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
Catalanesteroide, hormona esteroide

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