hormonelike
adjective see hormone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hormonelike — adjective Resembling a hormone or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • hormonelike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a hormone especially in physiological action …   Useful english dictionary

  • lymphokine — Hormonelike peptide, released by activated lymphocytes, that mediates immune response; a cytokine obtained from lymphocytes. [lymphocyte + G. kineo, to set in motion] * * * lym·pho·kine lim(p) fə .kīn n any of various substances (as an… …   Medical dictionary

  • blood — bloodlike, adj. /blud/, n. 1. the fluid that circulates in the principal vascular system of human beings and other vertebrates, in humans consisting of plasma in which the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended. 2. the… …   Universalium

  • endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction  group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… …   Universalium

  • prostaglandin — /pros teuh glan din/, n. 1. Biochem. any of a class of unsaturated fatty acids that are involved in the contraction of smooth muscle, the control of inflammation and body temperature, and many other physiological functions. 2. Pharm. any… …   Universalium

  • digestive system, human — Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass… …   Universalium

  • renal system — ▪ anatomy Introduction  in humans (human body), organ system that includes the kidneys, where urine is produced, and the ureters, bladder, and urethra for the passage, storage, and voiding of urine.       In many respects the human excretory, or… …   Universalium

  • Protein — A large molecule composed of one or more chains of amino acids in a specific order determined by the base sequence of nucleotides in the DNA coding for the protein. Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body s… …   Medical dictionary

  • hormone — noun Etymology: Greek hormōn, present participle of horman to stir up, from hormē impulse, assault; akin to Greek ornynai to rouse more at rise Date: 1905 1. a product of living cells that circulates in body fluids (as blood) or sap and produces… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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