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Definition of "estradiol" [estradiol]

  • An estrogenic hormone, C18H24O2, produced by the ovaries and used in treating estrogen deficiency. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "estradiol" in a sentence
  • "Some studies also suggest that a form of estrogen called estradiol, delivered in transdermal patches or gels, may avoid some cardiovascular issues that oral forms have."
  • "The predominant one from puberty to menopause is 17-beta estradiol, which is involved in over 400 functions in the female body, from skin to hair, bones, heart and brain."
  • "In this study, researchers noted that 17B-estradiol, which is known to increase calcium accumulation in both men and women, was found in the joint fluid, along with CPCs positive for estrogen receptors and androgen (male hormone) receptors."