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(hor′mōn″ )

[Gr. horman, to excite, urge on]

1. A substance originating in an organ, gland, or body part, conveyed through the blood to another body part, and chemically stimulating that part to increase or decrease functional activity or to increase or decrease secretion of another hormone.
2. The secretion of the ductless glands, e.g., insulin from the pancreas.
SEE: endocrine gland
hormonal (hor-mōn′ăl), adj.

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Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Hormone." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762376/all/hormone.
Hormone. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762376/all/hormone. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Hormone. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762376/all/hormone
Hormone [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762376/all/hormone.
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