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WHAT DOES OESTROGEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Oestrogens or estrogens, are a group of compounds named for their importance in both menstrual and estrous reproductive cycles. They are the primary female sex hormones. Natural estrogens are steroid hormones, while some synthetic ones are non-steroidal. The name comes from the Greek οἶστρος, literally meaning "verve or inspiration" but figuratively sexual passion or desire, and the suffix -gen, meaning "producer of". Estrogens are synthesized in all vertebrates as well as some insects. Their presence in both vertebrates and insects suggests that estrogenic sex hormones have an ancient evolutionary history. Estrogens are used as part of some oral contraceptives, in estrogen replacement therapy for postmenopausal women, and in hormone replacement therapy for trans women. Like all steroid hormones, estrogens readily diffuse across the cell membrane. Once inside the cell, they bind to and activate estrogen receptors which in turn modulate the expression of many genes. Additionally, estrogens have been shown to activate a G protein-coupled receptor, GPR30.
The definition of oestrogen in the dictionary is any of several steroid hormones, that are secreted chiefly by the ovaries and placenta, that induce oestrus, stimulate changes in the female reproductive organs during the oestrous cycle, and promote development of female secondary sexual characteristics.
The translations of oestrogen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oestrogen» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OESTROGEN» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «oestrogen» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «oestrogen» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oestrogen
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OESTROGEN»
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The Reproductive System at a Glance
levels rise disproportionately to luteinizing hormone (LH) levels. When in doubt,
persistent elevation of serum FSH levels confirms the diagnosis of menopause.
Although ovarian oestrogen production essentially ceases, the ovary continues to
Linda J. Heffner, Danny J. Schust, 2010
Principles of Orthomolecularism
The amount of oestrogen in tissue is decreased when progesterone is abundant.
In the absence of progesterone, tissues retain oestrogen even when there is little
oestrogen circulating in the blood. Melatonin decreases sharply at puberty ...
R. A. S. Hemat, 2003
Oestrogen Deficiency: Causes and Consequences
This is a high-level clinical text and reference book covering the latest knowledge about the causes and consequences of estrogen deficiency.
Professor R W Shaw, R.W. Shaw, 1996
Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives
This results in oestrogen secretion diminishing, so the production of androgens
increases. Menstrual cycles become increasingly erratic with variable cycle
lengths and an increase in anovulatory cycles. Anovulation is associated with ...
Jane Coad, Melvyn Dunstall, 2011
Biological Actions of Sex Hormones
oestrogen in pigs' ectopic testes as in those which had completely descended, a
fact which suggests that interstitial cells are the source. The adrenal. The adrenal
is another source of oestrogen. Engelhart (1930) and Callow 8c Parkes (1936) ...
Harold Burrows, 2013
Australian Drug Guide
With short-term therapy, oestrogen is prescribed continuously, i.e. taken every
day, without a cycle break. It is necessary that progestogen, the other female
hormone, be added as well for at least 14, and often full 28 days of each month, ...
Jonathan Upfal, 2006
Science Australia: Book 3
The hormones secreted by the ovary are oestrogen and progesterone. Figure
4.36 shows how the amount of these hormones changes during the reproductive
cycle. Figure 4.36 Oestrogen and progesterone control the changes in the lining
Janet Mau, 1999
Clinical Biochemistry: Metabolic and Clinical Aspects
Oestradiol is the most potent oestrogen of the three and oestriol the least. Steroid
secretion through the menstrual cycle Before ovulation the granulosa cells are
not vascularized. The theca cells produce large quantities of androgens, which ...
William J. Marshall, William J. Marshall (Ph. D.), S. K. Bangert, 2008
MANY breast cancers need oestrogen to grow— and the idea behind hormone
therapy for cancer is to stop the oestrogen getting to the malignant cells. There
are now several drugs, such as tamoxifen (an anti-oestrogen), which have
Drinking Water Quality: Problems and Solutions
Skakkebaekit has suggested that the steady reduction in sperm counts over the
past 50 years, and a similar increase in prostate and testicular cancers, is due to
overexposure of the male fetus during gestation to oestrogen-like substances that
N. F. Gray, 2008
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OESTROGEN»
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Breast cancer Untangling the role of progesterone receptors
PR has largely been used as a marker of oestrogen receptor-α (ERα)-driven gene expression, yet some breast tumours that do not express PR ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
'I am Alena': life as a trans woman where survival means living as …
Recently, she was present when a trans friend fell sick having injected herself with oestrogen from Mexico. “I was with her when she took the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
Men four times more likely to suffer cannabis psychosis than women
Whilst Hamilton's study, published in the Journal of Advances in Dual Diagnosis, may support previous research suggesting that oestrogen ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
A good pill to swallow
As smug as it sounds, the study offers an explanation — oral contraceptives lessen levels of oestrogen, which is thought to suppress 3D ... «Mumbai Mirror, Jul 15»
Birth Control Pills May Make Women More Spatially Aware, Says …
Researchers believe that women who were on monophasic pills have less oestrogen, a female sex hormone known for suppressing spatial skills, in their bodies. «Bustle, Jul 15»
Birth control drugs-response to critics
... as we have said before, prevents the body from naturally releasing oestrogen, the hormone that protects eyes from glaucoma as documented ... «NewsDay, Jul 15»
Not Sleeping Well?
Women may experience insomnia or lack of sleep because their progesterone levels are low and being oestrogen-dominant can over stimulate ... «Bioidentical Hormone Health, Jul 15»
'Visit the Whitstable Oyster Festival and get pregnant'
"Zinc is needed for testosterone metabolism, testicle growth, sperm production, motility, count and reducing excess oestrogen in male ... «Canterbury Times, Jul 15»
Breast cancer drugs suppressing oestrogen cut death rate by 40 per …
Women with breast cancer who take drugs which suppress their production of oestrogen are 40% less likely to die, research reveals. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
D5 causes cancer in rats but 'not relevant' to humans
Alteration in the oestrous cycle, caused by a decrease in the hormone progesterone with an increase in the oestrogen to progesterone ratio, ... «Chemical Watch, Jul 15»
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