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Meaning of "oestrogen" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OESTROGEN

From oestrus + -gen.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OESTROGEN

oestrogen  [ˈiːstrədʒən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OESTROGEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oestrogen is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OESTROGEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Estrogen

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.

Definition of oestrogen in the English dictionary

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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OESTROGEN


acrogen
ˈækrədʒən
adaptogen
əˈdæptədʒən
androgen
ˈændrədʒən
anti-androgen
ˌæntɪˈændrədʒən
antiestrogen
ˌæntɪˈiːstrədʒən
antihydrogen
ˈæntɪˌhaɪdrədʒən
calyptrogen
kəˈlɪptrədʒən
carcinogen
kɑːˈsɪnədʒən
collagen
ˈkɒlədʒən
dinitrogen
daɪˈnaɪtrədʒən
estrogen
ˈɛstrədʒən
fibrinogen
fɪˈbrɪnədʒən
kerogen
ˈkɛrədʒən
mitogen
ˈmaɪtədʒən
monohydrogen
ˌmɒnəʊˈhaɪdrədʒən
nitrogen
ˈnaɪtrədʒən
orthohydrogen
ˌɔːθəʊˈhaɪdrədʒən
oxyhydrogen
ˌɒksɪˈhaɪdrədʒən
parahydrogen
ˌpærəˈhaɪdrədʒən
phytoestrogen
ˌfaɪtəʊˈiːstrədʒən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OESTROGEN

oenothera
Oerlikon
oersted
oesophageal
oesophagi
oesophagitis
oesophagoscope
oesophagoscopy
oesophagus
oestradiol
oestral
oestrin
oestriol
oestrogenic
oestrogenically
oestrone
oestrous
oestrous cycle
oestrus
oeuvre

WORDS THAT END LIKE OESTROGEN

biogen
chromogen
cyanogen
dihydrogen
electrogen
endogen
glycogen
goitrogen
halogen
heavy hydrogen
hogen
hydrogen
immunogen
liquid nitrogen
orogen
pathogen
plasminogen
progestogen
pyrogen
sulphuretted hydrogen

Synonyms and antonyms of oestrogen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oestrogen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OESTROGEN

Find out the translation of oestrogen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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.

Translator English - Chinese

雌激素
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estrógeno
570 millions of speakers

English

oestrogen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एस्ट्रोजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هرمون الاستروجين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эстроген
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estrogênio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইস্ট্রজেন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

œstrogène
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Estrogen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Östrogen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女性ホルモン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에스트로겐
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Estrogen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

estrogen
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈஸ்ட்ரோஜன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एस्ट्रोजन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

estrojen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

estrogeno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

estrogen
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

естроген
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

estrogen
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οιστρογόνων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

estrogeen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

östrogen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

østrogen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oestrogen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OESTROGEN»

The term «oestrogen» is regularly used and occupies the 72.225 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OESTROGEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oestrogen

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OESTROGEN»

Discover the use of oestrogen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oestrogen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 of ...
Janet Mau, 1999
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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
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New Scientist
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 proved ...
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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»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oestrogen is used in the context of the following news items.
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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»
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'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»
3
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»
4
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»
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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»
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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»
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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»
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'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»
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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»
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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»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Oestrogen [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oestrogen>. Oct 2020 ».
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