Definition of Oestrone

1. Noun. A naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency.

Exact synonyms: Estrone, Estronol, Theelin
Generic synonyms: Estrogen, Oestrogen, Ketosteroid
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Oestrone

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of estrone) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oestrone

1. estrone [n -S] - See also: estrone

Medical Definition of Oestrone

1. 3-hydroxyestra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-one. A metabolite of estradiol but possessing less biological activity. It is found in the urine of pregnant women and mares, in the human placenta, and in the urine of bulls and stallions. According to the fourth annual report on carcinogens (ntp 85-002, 1985), estrone may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen (merck, 11th ed). Chemical name: Estra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-one, 3-hydroxy- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oestrone

oestratetraenol
oestrian
oestrids
oestrin
oestrins
oestriol
oestriols
oestrogen antagonist
oestrogen receptor
oestrogen replacement therapy
oestrogenic
oestrogenic hormone
oestrogenism
oestrone (current term)
oestrones
oestrosis
oestrous
oestruate
oestruates
oestrum
oestrums
oestruses
oesypum
oeuvre
oeuvres

Literary usage of Oestrone

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The concentrations of oestrone, oestradiol and follicle- stimulating hormone were similar in the two groups. This study lends support to the hypothesis that ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... oestrone and oestradiol are not to be regarded as definitive and may be disregarded". These authors reported finding a tumour of the left testis of a ..."

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