Definition of Hormone. Meaning of Hormone. Synonyms of Hormone

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Definition of Hormone

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 by glands in multicellular...
- Growth hormone (GH) or somatotropin, also known as human growth hormone (hGH or HGH) in its human form, is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell...
- Growth hormone–releasing hormone (GHRH), also known as somatocrinin or by several other names in its endogenous forms and as somatorelin (INN) in its...
- Luteinizing hormone (LH, also known as lutropin and sometimes lutrophin) is a hormone produced by gonadotropic cells in the anterior pituitary gland....
- Parathyroid hormone (PTH), also called parathormone or parathyrin, is a hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands that regulates the serum calcium through...
- 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 pituitary...
- 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 and released by the thyroid gland, namely triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). They are tyrosine-based...
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