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oestrogen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oestrogen a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
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Some oestrogen-receptor (ER) positive breast cancers express epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), but whether inhibition of EGFR can suppress proliferation of breast cancer cells and ER function is not known.
Some oestrogen- receptor (ER) positive breast cancers express epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), but whether inhibition of EGFR can suppress proliferation of breast cancer cells and ER function is not known.
In a large case-control study from France, transdermal oestrogens did not increase the risk of a first venous thrombosis.
In a large case-control study from France, transdermal oestrogens did not increase the risk of a first venous thrombosis .
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