[ es-trohn ]
/ ˈɛs troʊn /
Biochemistry. an estrogenic hormone, C18H22O2, produced by the ovarian follicles and found during pregnancy in urine and placental tissue.
Pharmacology. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from the urine of pregnant women or synthesized from ergosterol, used in the treatment of estrogen deficiency and certain menopausal and postmenopausal conditions.
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British Dictionary definitions for estrone
/ (ˈɛstrəʊn, ˈiːstrəʊn) /
the usual US spelling of oestrone
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Medicine definitions for estrone
[ ĕs′trōn′ ]
A metabolite of estradiol, commonly found in urine, having considerably less biological activity than estradiol but similar properties and uses.theelin
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