hormone ( hormones plural ) A hormone is a chemical, usually occurring naturally in your body, that makes an organ of your body do something. n-count
hormone replacement therapy
If a woman has hormone replacement therapy, she takes the hormone oestrogen, usually in order to control the symptoms of the menopause. The abbreviation HRT is often used. n-uncount usu N n
human growth hormone ( human growth hormones plural ) Human growth hormone is a hormone that is used to help short people, especially short children, to grow taller. The abbreviation HGH is also used. n-var
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