Origin of hormone
Related formshor·mo·nal, hor·mon·ic [hawr-mon-ik, -moh-nik] /hɔrˈmɒn ɪk, -ˈmoʊ nɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for hormone
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
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.
Leptin is a hormone secreted by fat cells that is key to maintaining energy balance in the body.When Is It OK to Cheat? The Pros and Cons of Cheat Days|DailyBurn|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hormone might conceivably modify the germ-plasm but if so, it would more likely be in some wholly different way.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
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
Menopause is not a disorder but a natural condition of aging that involves changes in hormone levels in the body.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
If the gland is inactive and does not secrete enough of the hormone, there is a reduction in the metabolism.Physiology|Ernest G. Martin
British Dictionary definitions for hormone
Derived Formshormonal, adjective
Word Origin for hormone
Medicine definitions for hormone
Related formshor•mon′al (-mō′nəl) adj.
Science 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.