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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How COVID-19 affects the female reproductive system

How COVID-19 affects the female reproductive system

Researchers discover a molecule that promotes tumor cell survival in retinoblastoma

Researchers discover a molecule that promotes tumor cell survival in retinoblastoma

The sexual dimorphisms in the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obesity

The sexual dimorphisms in the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obesity

Pluripotent bat stem cells as a model to study novel viruses

Pluripotent bat stem cells as a model to study novel viruses

Combined oral contraceptive pills do not appear to exacerbate macromastia-related symptoms

Combined oral contraceptive pills do not appear to exacerbate macromastia-related symptoms

What are the effects of heavy metals on the risk of endometriosis in reproductive-age women?

What are the effects of heavy metals on the risk of endometriosis in reproductive-age women?

Cardiovascular disease risk factors are largely the same for women and men, study shows

Cardiovascular disease risk factors are largely the same for women and men, study shows

Link between type 2 diabetes and UTIs explained

Link between type 2 diabetes and UTIs explained

Study shows differences in treatment outcomes for Black vs. white women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

Study shows differences in treatment outcomes for Black vs. white women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

HSD3B1 gene holds clues for predicting and treating endometrial cancer

HSD3B1 gene holds clues for predicting and treating endometrial cancer

Antibiotics accelerate metastatic bone growth in mice with melanoma by depleting intestinal flora

Antibiotics accelerate metastatic bone growth in mice with melanoma by depleting intestinal flora

Testosterone supplements increase sexual impulsivity in men

Testosterone supplements increase sexual impulsivity in men

Vitamin D mediates crosstalk between COVID-19 and osteoporosis

Vitamin D mediates crosstalk between COVID-19 and osteoporosis

How does the human gut microbiome impact menopause?

How does the human gut microbiome impact menopause?

Study analyzes associations between BMI and dementia in older women and men

Study analyzes associations between BMI and dementia in older women and men

Study explores the role of follicle stimulating hormone in driving postmenopausal obesity, breast cancer

Study explores the role of follicle stimulating hormone in driving postmenopausal obesity, breast cancer

Scientists find key molecular differences between breast cancer cells in initial and metastatic tumors

Scientists find key molecular differences between breast cancer cells in initial and metastatic tumors

How do female sex hormones affect sleep, and memory?

How do female sex hormones affect sleep, and memory?

Hormonal treatment provides long-term benefit for premenopausal women with breast cancer

Hormonal treatment provides long-term benefit for premenopausal women with breast cancer