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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.

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Tree Number(s): D06.472, D27.505.696.399.472

MeSH Unique ID: D006728

Entry Terms:

  • Hormone
  • Hormone Receptor Agonists
  • Agonists, Hormone Receptor
  • Receptor Agonists, Hormone

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