What does relaxin mean?

Definitions for relaxin
rɪˈlæk sɪnre·lax·in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relaxin(noun)

    hormone secreted by the corpus luteum during the last days of pregnancy; relaxes the pelvic ligaments and prepares the uterus for labor

Wiktionary

  1. relaxin(Noun)

    A peptide hormone of the insulin superfamily.

Freebase

  1. Relaxin

    Relaxin is a protein hormone first described in 1926 by Frederick Hisaw. The relaxin-like peptide family belongs in the insulin superfamily and consists of 7 peptides of high structural but low sequence similarity; relaxin-1, 2 and 3, and the insulin-like peptides, INSL3, INSL4, INSL5 and INSL6. The functions of relaxin-3, INSL4, INSL5, INSL6 remain uncharacterised.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Relaxin

    A water-soluble polypeptide (molecular weight approximately 8,000) extractable from the corpus luteum of pregnancy. It produces relaxation of the pubic symphysis and dilation of the uterine cervix in certain animal species. Its role in the human pregnant female is uncertain. (Dorland, 28th ed)

How to pronounce relaxin?

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How to say relaxin in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relaxin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relaxin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of relaxin in a Sentence

  1. Tough Mudder Van Zile:

    We never want to lock out our joints, ever, especially during pregnancy, you have relaxin, that hormone running through your body that just makes you more hypermobile.

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