Definition of Estrone

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

Definition of Estrone

1. Noun. (steroid hormone) An estrogenic hormone excreted by the ovaries; sometimes manufactured synthetically for use in cases of estrogen deficiency. ¹

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Definition of Estrone

1. an estrogen [n -S] - See also: estrogen

Medical Definition of Estrone

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 Estrone

estrogen 2-hydroxylase
estrogen antagonist
estrone (current term)
estrone reductase
estrone unit
estrous cycle
estrus detection
estrus synchronization

Literary usage of Estrone

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1. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"When administered subcutaneously, estrone caused kidney tumors in both ... There is inadequate evidence to evaluate the Carcinogenicity of estrone in humans ..."

2. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"When administered subcutaneously. estrone caused kidney tumors in botn ... There is inadequate evidence to evaluate the carcinogenicity of estrone in humans ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Baseline levels of estrene, estradiol, estrone sulfate, and estrone glucuronide ... After 1 or 2 mg of micronized estradiol, estrone and estradiol serum ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"estrone or 17/8-estradiol had no effect on the MI of mouse prostate ... For instance in organ cultures of prostates from 6-week- old mice, estrone- and ..."

5. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 200-299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"There is no international unit for measuring the activity of estradiol and no accepted relationship between its activity and that of estrone, either in test ..."

6. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"An estrone test system is a device intended to measure estrone, an estrogenic ... estrone measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of numenous ..."

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