Hormone

A hormone is a class of signaling molecules produced by glands in multicellular organisms that are transported by the circulatory system to target distant organs to regulate physiology and behaviour. Hormones have diverse chemical structures that include eicosanoids, steroids, amino acid derivatives, peptides, and proteins. The glands that secrete hormones comprise the endocrine signaling system.
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17 Hydroxyprogesterone

17 Hydroxyprogesterone

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17-hydroxyprogesterone is converted to cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands that helps break down protein, glucose, and lipids, maintains blood pressure, and regulates the immune system. .....
Adiponectin

Adiponectin

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Adiponectin is a hormone produced by adipocytes (fat cells) it controls the metabolism of lipids and glucose. Adiponectin influences the body's response to insulin. Adiponectin also has antiinflammatory effects on the cells lining the walls of blood vessels. High blood levels of adiponectin are associated with a reduced risk of heart atta...
Aldosterone

Aldosterone

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Aldosterone is a hormone which controls the level of sodium (salt) and water in the blood it also controls the level of potassium. It plays an important role in the control of blood pressure. Aldosterone is produced by the adrenal glands and its production is controlled by a complex process that includes several other hormones, the most i...
Androstenedione

Androstenedione

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Androstenedione is described as a ‘pro-hormone’ because it has few effects itself.  Instead, it is important because it is converted it into the hormones, testosterone and oestrogen, which exert many effects on the body. Too much androstenedione is likely to result in its conversion in the body to oestrogen or testosterone. In men, too mu...
Antidiuretic Hormone

Antidiuretic Hormone

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Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is a hormone that helps regulate water balance in the body by controlling the amount of water the kidneys reabsorb. ADH deficiency and excess can cause acute and chronic symptoms that, in rare cases, may become life-threatening. If there is too little ADH or the kidneys do not respond to ADH, then too much water...
Antimullerian Hormone (AMH)

Antimullerian Hormone (AMH)

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AMH levels in women reflect her declining ovarian function, and its measurement is said to indicate “ovarian reserve”. In females, small amounts of AMH are produced by developing follicles in the ovaries. At birth and in childhood the level of AMH in girls is very low, but increases significantly at puberty reaching a peak in early adulth...
Beta HCG (Oncology)

Beta HCG (Oncology)

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A quantitative blood hCG test may be used to diagnose trophoblastic disease or germ cell tumours of the testes or ovary. It may also be used at regular intervals to monitor the effectiveness of treatment  for these conditions and to detect tumour recurrence......
Beta HCG (Quantitative)

Beta HCG (Quantitative)

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hCG testing (also called beta hCG) measures the actual amount of hCG present in the blood. It may be used to help diagnose an ectopic pregnancy, to help diagnose and monitor a pregnancy that may be failing, and to monitor a woman after a miscarriage. Levels roughly double every 48 hours in early pregnancy.....
Calcitonin

Calcitonin

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Calcitonin is a hormone that is produced in humans by the parafollicular cells (commonly known as C-cells) of the thyroid gland.  Calcitonin is involved in helping to regulate levels of calcium and phosphate in the blood, opposing the action of parathyroid hormone.  This means that it acts to reduce calcium levels in the blood.  However, ...