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'''Estrogen''' is a [[hormone]] produced by the [[follicles]] used to prepare the [[uterus]] for the reception of a fertilised [[egg (human)|egg]]. <ref>http://www.paternityangel.com/Articles_zone/How_it_happens/How-1.htm</ref> It is considered to be one of the primary female hormones just as [[testosterone]] is in males.
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'''Estrogen''' is a [[hormone]] produced by the [[follicles]] used to prepare the [[uterus]] for the reception of a fertilised [[egg (human)|egg]].<ref>http://www.paternityangel.com/Articles_zone/How_it_happens/How-1.htm</ref> It is considered to be one of the primary female hormones just as [[testosterone]] is in males.
  
*estrogen receptors located in the hypothalamus serve as a master switch to control food intake, energy expenditure and body fat distribution <ref>http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070820145348.htm</ref>
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*estrogen receptors located in the hypothalamus serve as a master switch to control food intake, energy expenditure and body fat distribution <ref>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070820145348.htm</ref>
*The woman's [[ovaries]] produce most estrogen hormones, although the adrenal glands also produce small amounts of the hormones. <ref>http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/adult_gyneonc/estrogen.cfm</ref>
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*The woman's [[ovaries]] produce most estrogen hormones, although the adrenal glands also produce small amounts of the hormones.<ref>http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/adult_gyneonc/estrogen.cfm</ref>
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There are several types of estrogen:
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*Estradiol (main form of estrogen)
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*Estriol (large amounts during pregnancy)
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*Estrone (predominate in post-[[menopause|menopausal]] women)
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Several artificial forms such as ethinyl-estradiol have been manufactured for use in oral [[contraceptive]] devices. These are often delivered via esters, such as menstrone.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:49, 26 September 2018

Estrogen is a hormone produced by the follicles used to prepare the uterus for the reception of a fertilised egg.[1] It is considered to be one of the primary female hormones just as testosterone is in males.

  • estrogen receptors located in the hypothalamus serve as a master switch to control food intake, energy expenditure and body fat distribution [2]
  • The woman's ovaries produce most estrogen hormones, although the adrenal glands also produce small amounts of the hormones.[3]

There are several types of estrogen:

  • Estradiol (main form of estrogen)
  • Estriol (large amounts during pregnancy)
  • Estrone (predominate in post-menopausal women)

Several artificial forms such as ethinyl-estradiol have been manufactured for use in oral contraceptive devices. These are often delivered via esters, such as menstrone.

References

  1. http://www.paternityangel.com/Articles_zone/How_it_happens/How-1.htm
  2. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070820145348.htm
  3. http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/adult_gyneonc/estrogen.cfm

See also