Definition of hormone
Origin of hormone
OTHER WORDS FROM hormonehor·mo·nal, hor·mon·ic [hawr-mon-ik, -moh-nik], /hɔrˈmɒn ɪk, -ˈmoʊ nɪk/, adjective
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How to use hormone in a sentence
In addition to slowing you down and sapping your endurance, running too many miles on too little rest can lead to a host of problems ranging from hormone imbalances to shin splints to tendon strains.
Obesity is associated with alterations of certain hormone levels that we think might have a carcinogenic effect.How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research (Ep. 449)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 28, 2021|Freakonomics
Uncertainty about what will happen next can trigger our body’s fight or flight response, spiking stress hormones like serotonin.
Serotonin is known as the “happy hormone,” as it regulates mood, body temperature and appetite.
What’s more, a 2007 study published in the journal Sleep shows that with each additional uninterrupted sleep cycle, you generate more of these hormones.
You have to acknowledge your age and position in life, for me quite a lot of those emotionally fueled songs were hormone songs.
He was prescribed a course of hormone pills that caused him to grow breasts and rendered him impotent.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
McAndrews agreed that the androgenic hormone pill would be problematic for those with a genetic propensity for ADA.Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One|Molly Oswaks|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What if they were to measure body composition or hormone levels or metabolic rate?‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever|Daniela Drake|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The HPA axis is a circuit between your brain, your hormone glands, and the rest of your body.
It is simply all the endocrine or hormone-producing organs organized into a balanced chemical system—adjusted to each other.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
This is unquestionably to be interpreted as a case of hormone action.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
Our modern conception of hormone action shows certain resemblances with this theory.On the Natural Faculties|Galen
Doubtless plants produce in their leaves a hormone which directs certain enzymes that conduct wound repair by cell division.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
Yes, sir; he was given 300 milligrams of hydrocortisone which is an adrenal hormone.Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for hormone
Derived forms of hormonehormonal, adjective
Word Origin for hormone
Medical definitions for hormone
Other words from hormonehor•mon′al (-mō′nəl) adj.
Scientific definitions for hormone
A Closer Look
Among the most abundant and influential chemicals in the human body are the hormones, found also throughout the entire animal and plant kingdoms. The endocrine glands alone, including the thyroid, pancreas, adrenals, ovaries, and testes, release more than 20 hormones that travel through the bloodstream before arriving at their targeted sites. The pea-sized pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain below the hypothalamus, is considered the most crucial part of the endocrine system, producing growth hormone and hormones that control other endocrine glands. Specialized cells of the nervous system also produce hormones. The brain itself releases endorphins, hormones that act as natural painkillers. Hormones impact almost every cell and organ of the human body, regulating mood, growth, tissue function, metabolism, and sexual and reproductive function. Compared to the nervous system, the endocrine system regulates slower processes such as metabolism and cell growth, while the nervous system controls more immediate functions, such as breathing and movement. The action of hormones is a delicate balancing act, which can be affected by stress, infection, or changes in fluids and minerals in the blood. The pituitary hormones are influenced by a variety of factors, including emotions and fluctuations in light and temperature. When hormone levels become abnormal, disease can result, such as diabetes from insufficient insulin or osteoporosis in women from decreased estrogen. On the other hand, excessive levels of growth hormone may cause uncontrolled development. Treatment for hormonal disorders usually involves glandular surgery or substitution by synthetic hormones.