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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According to the Mayo Clinic, hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle prompt endometriosis lesions to become thick and bleed, so stabilizing your hormone levels may result in less pain. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "How Does Endometriosis Impact Fertility?," 8 Feb. 2019 About 50% of women in their twenties have acne usually due to hormonal fluctuations, and a number of factors may contribute to this, including menstruation. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Zendaya Tweets About Hormonal Acne: How to Treat Breakouts," 9 Aug. 2018 Some have focused on possible hormonal changes, trying to understand why humans today have skulls that lack the large brow ridges and thicker bone of our fossil ancestors. John Hawks, WSJ, "‘The Goodness Paradox’ Review: The Benefits of Good Breeding," 25 Jan. 2019 Women also frequently experience hair loss due to hormonal changes and other causes. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "How spray-on hair does (and doesn’t) work," 17 Dec. 2018 Recent research has linked fructose (the sugar found in fruit), in particular, to hormonal changes that lead you to overeat, thus setting you up for weight gain and related health issues. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "6 Major Myths You Need to Stop Believing About Sugar," 14 Sep. 2016 Both spent north of $500,000 of insurance money for urogenital surgery, plastic surgery and hormonal treatment. WSJ, "Compassion, Teens and Gender Dysphoria," 14 Jan. 2019 Similarly to the pill, a hormonal IUD can cause breakthrough bleeding at first—for up to three to six months after insertion. Amy Marturana, SELF, "12 Causes of Spotting and Breakthrough Bleeding," 28 Dec. 2018 The science behind this is sketchy at best — daily birth control pills, hormonal IUDs, and emergency contraception all work primarily by inhibiting fertilization of an egg, not by preventing implantation of a fertilized embryo. Anna North, Vox, "Kavanaugh’s description of birth control as “abortion-inducing drugs,” explained," 7 Sep. 2018

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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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