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Definition of Hormone
Hormone Hor"mone (h[^o]r"m[=o]n), n. [From Gr. "orma`ein to
excite.] (Physiol. Chem.)
A chemical substance formed in one organ and carried in the
circulation to another organ on which it exerts a stimulating
effect; thus, according to Starling, the gastric glands are
stimulated by a hormone from the pyloric mucous membrane.
Meaning of Hormone from wikipedia
- A hormone
(from the Gr**** participle
“ὁρμῶν”, "setting in motion") is any member
of a cl**** of signaling molecules produced
- Growth hormone
(GH) or somatotropin, also known
as human growth hormone
(hGH or HGH) in its human
form, is a peptide hormone
- Growth hormone
(GHRH), also known
or by several other names
in its endogenous forms
and as somatorelin
(INN) in its...
- Luteinizing hormone
(LH, also known
lutrophin) is a hormone produced
by gonadotropic cells
in the anterior pituitary
- Parathyroid hormone
(PTH), also called parathormone
or parathyrin, is a hormone secreted
by the parathyroid glands
the serum calcium
- Gonadotropin-releasing hormone
(GnRH) is a releasing hormone responsible
for the release
of follicle-stimulating hormone
(FSH) and luteinizing hormone
(LH) from the...
- endocrine system
is a chemical messenger system comprising feedback loops
of hormones released
by internal glands
of an organism directly
into the circulatory...
- Adrenocorticotropic hormone
(ACTH, also adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin) is a polypeptide tropic hormone produced
by and secreted
by the anterior
- A steroid hormone
is a steroid
that acts as a hormone
. Steroid hormones
can be grouped
into two cl****es: corticosteroids
(typically made in the adrenal...
- Thyroid hormones
are two hormones produced
by the thyroid
gland, namely triiodothyronine
(T3) and thyroxine
(T4). They are tyrosine-based...
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