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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This is why doctors recommend waiting at least five days after taking this medication before starting hormonal birth control. Natasha Lavender, SELF, "7 Myths About Emergency Contraception You Should Stop Believing," 8 Apr. 2019 In addition, hormonal birth control or too much coffee can cause tenderness in your boobs. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Are Your Boobs Normal? We Asked An Expert," 8 Mar. 2019 Its tone is a little too self-assured, and some of the solutions are tough to swallow, like avoiding hormonal birth control or giving up MSG. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 And then there are the lumps and bumps associated with other skin issues (like rosacea, hormonal acne, and acne mechanica, which is caused by heat or friction on the skin) that resemble acne but aren't really categorized as such. Molly Nover-baker, Redbook, "How to Get Rid of Annoying Acne, So You Don't Have to Feel Like a Miserable Teenager," 27 Dec. 2016 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

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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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