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Women who have hormone sensitive conditions like breast or ovarian cancer, or endometriosis, may want to avoid it.
Researchers sample the infant’s saliva and test it for cortisol, a hormone associated with stress (and inversely correlated with oxytocin).
One study found that children exposed to ongoing stress released a hormone that actually shrank the size of their hippocampus, an area of the brain that processes memory, emotion, and stress management.
On television, shows ranging from Rick and Morty to Riverdale touch upon depression and teen hormones.
Pregnancy tests incorporate an antibody that reacts to HCG when a woman’s urine contains the hormone, and the exhibition has a large number of early examples that show the ways the tests’ design has changed over the years.
For women like Catherine, who have been suffering for years, hormones and Advil cannot undo the damage wrought.
These physical differences result from complex interactions among genes, hormones and environments, but in general, the specific features are correlated: There is a male body type and a female one.
The orca poop contains hormones that let the scientists study not just their feeding habits, but their pregnancies.
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medical Definition of hormone
- 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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