NCI Drug Dictionary
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A steroid sex hormone vital to the maintenance of fertility and secondary sexual characteristics in females. Typically esterified, estradiol derivatives are formulated for oral or parenteral administration. As the primary, most potent estrogen hormone produced by the ovaries, estradiol binds to and activates specific nuclear receptors. Estradiol exhibits mild anabolic and metabolic properties, and increases blood coagulability. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|Synonyms:||17 beta-estradiol |
|US brand names:||Aquadiol |
|Foreign brand names:||Dimenformon |