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hormones
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
Chemical substances having a specific regulatory effect on the activity of a certain organ or organs. The term is applied to substances secreted by various endocrine glands and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs, and is also extended to include those substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but that have similar effects.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings
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Used For
animal hormones
Broader Term
biochemical compounds
hormones and hormone-related substances
Narrower Term
adrenal cortex hormones
adrenal medulla hormones
gastrointestinal hormones
gonadotropins
insect hormones
neurohormones
pancreatic hormones
parathyroid hormone
peptide hormones
pituitary hormones
placental hormones
red pigment-concentrating hormone
sex hormones
steroid hormones
thymus hormones
thyroid hormones
Related Term
biocatalysts
endocrine-disrupting chemicals
hormonal regulation
hormone agonists
hormone antagonists
hormone metabolism
hormone receptors
hormone secretion
plant hormones
synthetic hormones
Spanish
hormonas
Term Number
517