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Source: MeSH 2021 deskriptory
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Hormone [T020307]
Hormone Receptor Agonists [T849045]
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Chemical substances having a specific regulatory effect on the activity of a certain organ or organs. The term was originally applied to substances secreted by various ENDOCRINE GLANDS and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs. It is sometimes extended to include those substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but that have similar effects.
Other Concepts
general; prefer specifics; for hormone receptors, see note at RECEPTORS, CELL SURFACE
Online Note
pre-explosion = HORMONES (PX)
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