antihormone

antihormone
noun Date: 1927 a substance (as tamoxifen) that blocks the action or inhibits the production of a hormone

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  • antihormone — [ɑ̃tiɔʀmɔn] n. f. ÉTYM. Av. 1973, le Monde, in la Clé des mots; de 1. anti , et hormone. ❖ ♦ Biol. Substance de synthèse chimiquement proche d une hormone spécifique et empêchant l action de cette hormone sur ses récepteurs. ⇒ Antiandrogène,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • antihormone — noun Any material that counteracts the effects of a hormone …   Wiktionary

  • antihormone — an·ti·hor·mone hȯr .mōn n 1) a fraction of blood globulin that is capable of rendering ineffective a protein containing heterologous hormone when the latter is administered over a period of time and that is now generally considered to be a true… …   Medical dictionary

  • antihormone — n. substance which acts against a hormone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antihormone — an·ti·hor·mone …   English syllables

  • antihormone — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| noun ( s) Etymology: anti (I) + hormone : a fraction of blood globulin that is capable of rendering ineffective a protein containing heterologous hormone when the latter is administered over a period of time and that is now… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antihormone therapy — is a form of treatment which suppresses selected hormones. This can be done with drugs, radiation, or even surgery. The suppression of certain hormones would be beneficial to the cancer patient, because certain hormones might prompt, or even help …   Wikipedia

  • antihormone therapy — Treatment with drugs, surgery, or radiation in order to block the production or action of a hormone. Antihormone therapy may be used in cancer treatment because certain hormones are able to stimulate the growth of some types of tumors …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • HORMONES — Chez les animaux pluricellulaires, la coordination des fonctions exercées par les différents organes repose sur des systèmes de communication qui opèrent au sein de l’organisme pour maintenir l’équilibre fonctionnel indispensable à la vie [cf.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ANTIHORMONES — La notion d’antihormone s’applique aujourd’hui aux molécules capables d’inhiber de façon compétitive la formation du complexe hormone récepteur. Sa définition première, désignant toute substance capable de s’opposer aux effets résultant de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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