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Definitions for hormonal
-ˈmɒn ɪk, -ˈmoʊ nɪkhor·mon·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hormonaladjective

    of or relating to or caused by hormones

    "hormonal changes"

GCIDE

  1. Hormonaladjective

    of, pertaining to, or affected by, hormones.

Wiktionary

  1. hormonaladjective

    Pertaining to hormones.

  2. hormonaladjective

    Of or pertaining to the menstrual cycle.

  3. hormonaladjective

    Strongly affected by one's hormones, especially of women.

Wikipedia

  1. hormonal

    A hormone (from the Greek participle ὁρμῶν, "setting in motion") is a class of signaling molecules in multicellular organisms that are sent to distant organs by complex biological processes to regulate physiology and behavior. Hormones are required for the correct development of animals, plants and fungi. Due to the broad definition of a hormone (as a signaling molecule that exerts its effects far from its site of production), numerous kinds of molecules can be classified as hormones. Among the substances that can be considered hormones, are eicosanoids (e.g. prostaglandins and thromboxanes), steroids (e.g. oestrogen and brassinosteroid), amino acid derivatives (e.g. epinephrine and auxin), protein or peptides (e.g. insulin and CLE peptides), and gases (e.g. ethylene and nitric oxide). Hormones are used to communicate between organs and tissues. In vertebrates, hormones are responsible for regulating a variety of physiological processes and behavioral activities such as digestion, metabolism, respiration, sensory perception, sleep, excretion, lactation, stress induction, growth and development, movement, reproduction, and mood manipulation. In plants, hormones modulate almost all aspects of development, from germination to senescence.Hormones affect distant cells by binding to specific receptor proteins in the target cell, resulting in a change in cell function. When a hormone binds to the receptor, it results in the activation of a signal transduction pathway that typically activates gene transcription, resulting in increased expression of target proteins. Hormones can also act in non-genomic pathways that synergize with genomic effects. Water-soluble hormones (such as peptides and amines) generally act on the surface of target cells via second messengers. Lipid soluble hormones, (such as steroids) generally pass through the plasma membranes of target cells (both cytoplasmic and nuclear) to act within their nuclei. Brassinosteroids, a type of polyhydroxysteroids, are a sixth class of plant hormones and may be useful as an anticancer drug for endocrine-responsive tumors to cause apoptosis and limit plant growth. Despite being lipid soluble, they nevertheless attach to their receptor at the cell surface.In vertebrates, endocrine glands are specialized organs that secrete hormones into the endocrine signaling system. Hormone secretion occurs in response to specific biochemical signals and is often subject to negative feedback regulation. For instance, high blood sugar (serum glucose concentration) promotes insulin synthesis. Insulin then acts to reduce glucose levels and maintain homeostasis, leading to reduced insulin levels. Upon secretion, water-soluble hormones are readily transported through the circulatory system. Lipid-soluble hormones must bond to carrier plasma glycoproteins (e.g., thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG)) to form ligand-protein complexes. Some hormones, such as insulin and growth hormones, can be released into the bloodstream already fully active. Other hormones, called prohormones, must be activated in certain cells through a series of steps that are usually tightly controlled. The endocrine system secretes hormones directly into the bloodstream, typically via fenestrated capillaries, whereas the exocrine system secretes its hormones indirectly using ducts. Hormones with paracrine function diffuse through the interstitial spaces to nearby target tissue. Plants lack specialized organs for the secretion of hormones, although there is spatial distribution of hormone production. For example, the hormone auxin is produced mainly at the tips of young leaves and in the shoot apical meristem. The lack of specialised glands means that the main site of hormone production can change throughout the life of a plant, and the site of production is dependent on the plant's age and environment.

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  1. hormonal

    Hormonal refers to anything related to or involving hormones - the regulatory substances, either natural or synthetic, produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action. These biological products regulate various body functions such as growth, metabolism, sexual development and function, reproduction, mood and sleep cycle among others. A hormonal change, for instance, signifies a fluctuation in the level or activity of hormones in the body.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hormonal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hormonal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hormonal in a Sentence

  1. Phyllis Laccetti:

    I was glad that when they randomized me it was just the hormonal and I was kind of relieved, so I took [ the hormonal therapy ] for five years and this July, it’s going to be 11 years that I ’m cancer free.

  2. Robert Kotloff:

    Women with LAM who become pregnant often experience an acute worsening of their disease, and women who take estrogen therapeutically in birth control pills or in the past with hormonal supplementation for menopausal women, we saw LAM would accelerate in [those groups].

  3. Nikita Shah:

    Patients willsay I started taking tamoxifen and I gained 40 pounds, but that’s probably a combination of hormonal and lifestyle changes they’re going through. Tamoxifen can cause some fluid retention, and it could maybe cause a 2- or 3-pound weight gain, but beyond that there are probably other things going on as well.

  4. Red State chief Erick Erickson:

    His comment was inappropriate, it is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don't want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.

  5. Camille Paglia:

    In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.

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