Estrogen

Estrogens are a family of related molecules that stimulate the development and maintenance of female characteristics and sexual reproduction.
What is Estrogen?

Estrogens (also called Oestrogens) are steroid compounds that are important for development and functioning of females of the species. They are named so because they play an important role in the estrous cycle. Their name comes from estrus/oistros (period of fertility for female mammals) + gen/gonos = to generate.

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Estrogen-activated neurocircuit in females provide anti-obesity benefits

Estrogen-activated neurocircuit in females provide anti-obesity benefits

Early gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender teens leads to better mental health

Early gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender teens leads to better mental health

Starting hormone treatment in adolescence linked to better mental health in transgender people

Starting hormone treatment in adolescence linked to better mental health in transgender people

NRG Oncology CC004 trial: Bupropion does not improve sexual desire for female cancer survivors

NRG Oncology CC004 trial: Bupropion does not improve sexual desire for female cancer survivors

Study measures arterial stiffness in women from wide age range

Study measures arterial stiffness in women from wide age range

Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy may have risks for younger women, but safe for post-menopausal patients

Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy may have risks for younger women, but safe for post-menopausal patients

Woman's race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of GI symptoms

Woman's race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of GI symptoms

Scientists find new way to reverse aggressive breast cancer into a less dangerous kind

Scientists find new way to reverse aggressive breast cancer into a less dangerous kind

Probiotics significantly improve the symptoms of pregnancy-related problems

Probiotics significantly improve the symptoms of pregnancy-related problems

Physical activity may prevent accumulation of metabolic risk factors in menopausal women

Physical activity may prevent accumulation of metabolic risk factors in menopausal women

Novel method enables deeper analysis of endocrine disrupting chemicals' impact on gene expression

Novel method enables deeper analysis of endocrine disrupting chemicals' impact on gene expression

New therapeutic approach prevents growth of metastatic tumors by putting cancer cells to sleep

New therapeutic approach prevents growth of metastatic tumors by putting cancer cells to sleep

Study underscores why COVID-19 vaccine boosters are important for all adults

Study underscores why COVID-19 vaccine boosters are important for all adults

What genes affect the COVID-19 gender imbalance?

What genes affect the COVID-19 gender imbalance?

Fat-secreted molecule may cancel out the effects of common breast cancer treatment

Fat-secreted molecule may cancel out the effects of common breast cancer treatment

Pathway preferential estrogens may be a safer alternative to hormone replacement therapy, study shows

Pathway preferential estrogens may be a safer alternative to hormone replacement therapy, study shows

Research finds variability in PTSD symptoms over the course of menstrual cycle

Research finds variability in PTSD symptoms over the course of menstrual cycle

Study shows rise in death rate from Parkinson's disease in the United States

Study shows rise in death rate from Parkinson's disease in the United States

Prostate cancer drugs could be effectively repurposed to inhibit melanoma in men

Prostate cancer drugs could be effectively repurposed to inhibit melanoma in men

Men with Stage IV breast cancer who are receptive to systemic therapy benefit from surgery

Men with Stage IV breast cancer who are receptive to systemic therapy benefit from surgery