hormonal

adjective
hor·​mon·​al | \ hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl How to pronounce hormonal (audio) \

Definition of hormonal

1 : of, relating to, utilizing, or produced by hormones hormonal changes hormonal therapy
2 : markedly influenced or affected by hormones (such as sex hormones) : exhibiting behavior characteristic of increasing or fluctuating hormone levels moody hormonal teenagers

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hormonally \ hȯr-​ˈmō-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce hormonally (audio) \ adverb

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But the hormonal changes that happen because of menopause can contribute to weight gain. Jo Yurcaba, Woman's Day, "Why Menopause Causes Weight Gain and Why You Shouldn't Worry," 21 May 2019 Too much light at night, especially blue light from screens and some light bulbs, can disrupt the normal hormonal and sleep cycles of humans and also disrupt the life cycles of many nocturnal creatures. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park," 17 June 2019 Providence Imaging routinely asks women who come in for mammograms to fill out a form about their family and hormonal histories. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "17 years after they were Olympic teammates, two Alaska skiers battle a common foe: Breast cancer," 8 June 2019 While low libido is sometimes listed as a possible side effect of hormonal contraceptives, the link between the two isn’t well understood. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "This Is What It's Like to Experience Low Libido," 29 May 2019 Such an abrupt and impactful change can disrupt your hormonal balance, creating delayed and irregular periods. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "8 Reasons for a Late Period Besides Pregnancy, According to an OB/GYN," 30 Nov. 2018 From understanding your body’s cycles to the hormones most commonly associated with women’s health, here experts discuss the must-know information and tips for a lifestyle that promotes tip-top hormonal balance. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why Every 20-Something Should Know More About Their Hormones—and Their Body," 25 Oct. 2018 But new results suggest that a surprisingly simple hormonal mechanism — one that can be found throughout the animal kingdom — may have been enough to set eusociality in motion. Quanta Magazine, "How Insulin Helped Create Ant Societies," 14 Aug. 2018 There are physical consequences as well; one study cited the importance of sleep on the functioning of metabolic, immune, hormonal, and cardiovascular systems. Sarah Wu, Teen Vogue, "Glamorizing Sleep Deprivation Ruined My Health in Every Way," 15 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of hormonal

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hormonal

adjective
hor·​mon·​al | \ hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl How to pronounce hormonal (audio) \

Medical Definition of hormonal

1 : of, relating to, utilizing, or produced by hormones hormonal changes hormonal disorders hormonal contraceptive methods
2 : markedly influenced or affected by hormones (as sex hormones) : exhibiting behavior characteristic of increasing or fluctuating hormone levels hormonal teenagers

Other Words from hormonal

hormonally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce hormonally (audio) \ adverb
hormonally active

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