Estrogen. Definition

Medical Definition: Estrogen

Type of female sex hormones type produced by the ovaries and in smaller amounts by the adrenal glands, which help develop and maintain female sexual characteristics and growth of long bones. Estrogen can also occur in the laboratory. Can be used as a type of birth control and the treatment of menopausal symptoms, menstrual disorders, osteoporosis and other conditions. They can promote the growth of cancer cells, particularly of the breast.

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