Definitions for: Hormone


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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