Search Ontology:
ChEBI

estrogen

Term ID
CHEBI:50114
Synonyms
  • estrogene
  • estrogenes
  • estrogenes Hormon
  • estrogeno
  • estrogenos
  • estrogens
  • oestrogen
  • Oestrogene
  • oestrogenes
  • oestrogens
Definition
A hormone that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of female sex characteristics in mammals by binding to oestrogen receptors. The oestrogens are named for their importance in the oestrous cycle. The oestrogens that occur naturally in the body, notably estrone, estradiol, estriol, and estetrol are steroids. Other compounds with oestrogenic activity are produced by plants (phytoestrogens) and fungi (mycoestrogens); synthetic compounds with oestrogenic activity are known as xenoestrogens.
References
Ontology
ChEBI  ( EBI )
Relationships
is a type of
has subtype
inverse has_role
Phenotype
Phenotype resulting from estrogen
Phenotype where environments contain estrogen
Phenotype modified by environments containing estrogen
Human Disease / Model Data
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