hormonal

adjective
hor·mon·al | \hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl \

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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Other Words from hormonal

hormonally \hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl-ē \ adverb

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This is likely due at least in part to the role that hormonal changes involved in menstruation, pregnancy, and birth control can play in bringing on or exacerbating migraines. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Tell if Vestibular Migraines Are Why You Get Dizzy So Often," 12 July 2018 When hormonal therapies fail to abate the disease, enzalutamide, an oral medication, can offer an alternative. Renae Reints, Fortune, "New Treatment for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Shows 71% Lower Risk of Spread or Death," 28 June 2018 Their findings show that hormonal therapies, which women typically take for five years, are enough. Alice Park, Time, "More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemo. Here’s Why," 7 June 2018 According to Shepherd, your doctor may then recommend hormonal therapy of some kind to ease symptoms. Korin Miller, Allure, "This Is What Endometriosis Pain Feels Like — and How to Treat It," 6 Mar. 2018 By understanding hormonal shifts, people with periods can build their routine around their menstrual cycle with a technique often called cycle syncing. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "5 Ways a Menstrual Coach Could Help You Have Better Periods," 14 June 2018 Tobin says, adding that since hair follicles are tightly connected to the thyroid gland, the sources of many baldness issues are hormonal. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, "Do Other Animals Besides Humans Go Bald?," 16 Feb. 2018 There are a number of IUD brands, each of which delivers different effects: ParaGard is non-hormonal. Ashley Oerman, Cosmopolitan, "18 Things Every Woman Should Know About Getting an IUD," 6 Feb. 2018 For women, cystic acne is often hormonal, focused on the lower half of the face, and just generally awful. Jessica Pels, Marie Claire, "You Know Those Awful Underground Pimples? I Found the Perfect Cure," 7 Feb. 2015

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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 \

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 \ adverb
hormonally active

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