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hormone pronunciación
noun
1 a substance secreted by an endocrine gland, and carried in the bloodstream to organs and tissues in the body, where it performs a specific physiological action.
2 an artificially manufactured chemical compound which has the same function as such a substance.
3 a substance in plants which influences their growth and development.
[Early 20c: from Greek horman to stimulate]


hormone replacement therapy
noun , med (abbreviation HRT) a treatment whereby an imbalance in levels of any endogenous hormone is rectified by administering an exogenous agent, but especially for post-menopausal women lacking oestrogenic hormones.
[20c]


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