Any of several steroid hormones or drugs connected with reproduction in females.
Secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics; SYN. oestrogen.
Any of a group of hormones produced by the ovaries of vertebrates; the term is also used for various synthetic hormones that mimic their effects. (Some estrogens are also secreted by the cortex of the adrenal glands.) The principal estrogen in mammals is estradiol. Estrogens promote the development of female secondary sexual characteristics; stimulate egg production; and, in mammals, prepare the lining of the uterus for pregnancy.
Ženski polni hormon, seksualni hormon, stvara se u jajnicima i delimično u kori nadbubrežne žlezde (podstiče razvoj jajovoda, materice i vagine).