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Estrogen Hormone - Release, Function, and Deficiency


The effect of estrogen on the brain


Estrogen & Progesterone Production by Thecal & Granulosa Cells


Estrogen Therapy to Maintain Bone Health


What Is the Correlation Between Hormones, Such as Estrogen, and Breast Cancer?

An estrogen is a type of medication which is used most commonly in hormonal birth control and menopausal hormone therapy. They can also be used in the treatment of hormone-sensitive cancers like breast cancer and prostate cancer and for various other indications. Estrogens are used alone or in combination with progestogens. They are available in a wide variety of formulations and for use by many different routes of administration. Estrogens are one of three types of sex hormone agonists, the others being androgens/anabolic steroids like testosterone and progestogens like progesterone.
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