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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hormonally \hȯr-​ˈmō-​nᵊl-​ē \ adverb

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Most commonly, this loss of bone density occurs due to hormonal changes that accompany aging: lower estrogen levels in women post-menopause and decreasing testosterone levels in men over the age of 70. Farah Naz Khan, Vox, "Doctors are blasé about bone health and it’s leading to more broken bones in the elderly," 30 July 2018 But fasting has hormonal benefits, lowers inflammation, cleans up old cells, lowers insulin and helps your body burn fat, Petrucci writes. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "You’ll learn a lot about fasting, and even cooking, on the Bone Broth Diet," 22 Oct. 2018 Environmental stress, normal hormonal fluctuations and medical conditions can also influence shedding. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Shedding is a normal for dogs; most times no need to be concerned," 8 June 2018 Or maybe your best friend finally convinced you to try the magical, wonderful, life-changing world of IUDs, without realizing that a possible side effect of hormonal IUDs is acne. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The Quarter-Life Skin Crisis: Why Women Are Suddenly Breaking Out in Their Mid-20s," 30 Apr. 2018 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

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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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