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Hormone

Synonym(s)

  • internal secretion

Definition(s)

Chemicals produced by glands in the body and circulated in the bloodstream. Hormones control the actions of certain cells or organs.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 21, 2014