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

Other Words from hormonal

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

Examples of hormonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Puberty blockers are sometimes prescribed to trans adolescents as a way to pause hormonal changes and give them time to confirm their gender identity. Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 Many factors can cause hair loss, including genetic history, hormonal changes and medical conditions such as alopecia areata, according to the Mayo Clinic. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2022 Regardless of the causes, IBS makes your digestive system overreact to triggers, such as stress, hormonal changes, and certain foods like dairy products, according to the Mayo Clinic. Ashley Abramson, SELF, 18 Apr. 2022 Breakouts are also affected by diet, lifestyle, hormonal changes, and medications. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2022 Black women, for instance, are twice as likely as white women to develop triple-negative breast cancer – a rare but aggressive subtype that doesn’t respond to hormonal therapy or therapies that target HER2 receptors. Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Instead, competitors only need to wait 12 months after starting hormonal therapy to demonstrate testosterone levels are within acceptable limits, The Washington Post reported. Washington Post, 21 June 2021 And oftentimes that just comes back to little things like your hormonal health, nutrition, and sleep. Men's Health, 28 Apr. 2022 Efforts to develop male contraceptives have existed since at least the 1970s (not long after the pill for women became widely available), when researchers started clinical trials for hormonal birth control methods for men. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hormonal

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hormonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hormonal. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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 hormonal (audio) \ adverb
hormonally active

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