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It can be caused by making large volumes of urine overnight, having a bladder that does not relax properly to fill and store urine, and lower than normal levels of a hormone which causes water retention by the kidney.
Calming a whimpering puppy or stroking a dog’s fur provokes a surge of oxytocin — a hormone that promotes trust, calmness and social bonds — just like caring for a child.
Doctors don't know the cause of HG; recent research points to genetics as a root cause rather than changing hormone levels, as previously thought, according to DailyMail.com.
The research team measured the impact of these three types of smiles by continuously monitoring the speaker’s heart rate and periodically assessing his salivary levels of cortisol, a hormone often used as a marker of stress.
Even when our eyes are closed, light can get through our eyelids’ thin skin, and reach the retina, which signals the pineal gland to stop making melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep.
Even when our eyes are closed, light can get through our eyelids' thin skin, and reach the retina, which signals the pineal gland to stop making melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep.
Leptin is a hormone made by the body’s fat storage cells.
Those who exercised also showed high levels of other immune cells that help to prevent autoimmune reactions and of a hormone that protects the thymus against shrinkage.
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HORMONE Defined for English Language Learners
: a natural substance that is produced in the body and that influences the way the body grows or develops
HORMONE Defined for Kids
- Some people develop insulin resistance, a condition in which response to the hormone is muted and the body must produce excess insulin to maintain healthy blood-glucose concentrations.
- —Ben Harder, Science News, 18 May 2002
hormonelikeplay \-ˌlīk\ adjective
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