hormonal

adjective

hor·​mon·​al hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl How to pronounce hormonal (audio)
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
hormonally adverb

Examples of hormonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In contrast, the American Academy of Pediatrics last summer reaffirmed its endorsement of the care, stating that hormonal treatments are essential and should be covered by health insurers, while also commissioning a systematic review of evidence. Azeen Ghorayshi, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 It’s thought that hormonal and behavioral differences between males and females may contribute to the efficacy of CBD. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 For those with hormonal conditions, scalp detoxes are also integral to maintaining the integrity of the scalp. Essence, 3 Apr. 2024 Here’s what the research says about hormonal birth control and health. Jamie Ducharme, TIME, 3 Apr. 2024 People think of hormonal treatments as replacing diminished levels of estrogen, but in premenopausal women, there’s actually more testosterone than estrogen. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2024 Doctors aren’t sure whether the hormonal dysregulation causes insulin resistance, or whether insulin resistance causes excess androgen hormones. Caroline Hopkins, NBC News, 31 Mar. 2024 While hormone supplements have become more popular, certain dietary and lifestyle changes may be better options to help support hormonal health. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 11 Mar. 2024 Because of the widespread use of synthetic hormonal drugs around the world, the researchers said more research is needed to study the side effects of long-term use. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hormonal was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Hormonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hormonal. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

hormonal

adjective
hor·​mon·​al hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl How to pronounce hormonal (audio)
: of, relating to, or brought about by hormones

Medical Definition

hormonal

adjective
hor·​mon·​al hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl How to pronounce hormonal (audio)
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
hormonally adverb
hormonally active

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