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Meaning of HORMONE

Pronunciation:  'hormown

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an endocrine secretion that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

HORMONE is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: internal secretion
 See Also: ACTH, ADH, Adrenalin, adrenaline, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotrophin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, adrenosterone, antidiuretic hormone, catecholamine, corticotrophin, corticotropin, epinephrin, epinephrine, gastrin, glucagon, glucocorticoid, gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin, growth hormone, human growth hormone, hypothalamic releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, insulin, melanocyte-stimulating hormone, melatonin, MSH, neurohormone, oxytocin, parathormone, parathyroid hormone, Pitocin, Pitressin, protirelin, relaxin, releasing factor, releasing hormone, RH, secretin, secretion, sex hormone, somatotrophic hormone, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, somatotropin, steroid, steroid hormone, STH, thymosin, thyroid hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotrophic hormone, thyrotrophin, thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin, thyrotropin-releasing factor, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, TRF, TRH, TSH, vasopressin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hor"mone\ (h[^o]r"m[=o]n), n. [From Gr. "orma`ein to
excite.] (Physiol. Chem.)
A chemical substance formed in one organ and carried in the
circulation to another organ on which it exerts a stimulating
effect; thus, according to Starling, the gastric glands are
stimulated by a hormone from the pyloric mucous membrane.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A biochemical substance that is produced by a specific cell or tissue and causes a change or activity in a cell or tissue located elsewhere in an organism.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adjuvant, adrenosterone, Allen-Doisy hormone, androgen, androsterone, autacoid, bile, carminative, chalone, cholecystokinin, chondrotrophic hormone, corticosterone, counterirritant, dehydrocorticosterone, digestive secretion, emmenagogue, endocrine, expectorant, gall, gastric juice, insulin, intestinal juice, maturative, mucus, pancreatic juice, progesterone, prostatic fluid, rheum, salivary secretion, semen, sperm, tears, thyroxin, vasodilator, vitamin