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Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

No: Hi. No, beta-hydroxybutyrate is not a hormone. It is a so-called "ketone body", manufactured by the liver as a fuel for non-CNS tissues in states of extreme starvation, OR in diabetic ketoacidosis from not enough insulin. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Is there a bioidentical hormone of HGH?

Is there a bioidentical hormone of HGH?

It is possible: to obtain true human HGH from cadavers. However this has not been used anywhere in the world since 1985, according to Wikipedia. The HGH available now is recombinant HGH and is created in a lab. ...Read more

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Which placental hormone acts like a growth hormone? Is it prolactin?

Not easy to get it!: That is an important but tough question. I have gone online to see what I could find and I thought the best is "www.yourhormones.info/glands/placenta.aspx" Not easy to follow but I bet you can make it. ...Read more

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Is human growth hormone really a steroid?

Is human growth hormone really a steroid?

No, But Legally Yes: Human growth hormone is a peptide that is 191 Amino Acids long and it is not a steroid. Legally it has been classified with steriods for prosecutorial reasons. Hgh is one of the few drugs in the pdr where off-label use has been crimalized. This means one must have the symptoms associated with hgh deficiency and fail a growth hormone stimulation test....Twice. ...Read more

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Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?

Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?

It depends: Antithyroglobulin antibody is not a thyroid hormone test. It tells you nothing about the function of your thyroid. It can indicate that you have autoimmune thyroid disease, but your level is not very high. Mild elevations are non-specific and occur more commonly in the population as we get older. Thyroid function is indicated by t4, tsh, and T3 (liothyronine) levels. ...Read more

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Parathyroid hormone is an important hormone. Why?

Parathyroid hormone is an important hormone. Why?

Blood calcium: Parathyroid hormone is critical for maintaining a normal blood calcium level through its actions on bone, kidney and indirectly on the intestine. Absence of the hormone causes a marked lowering of blood calcium and a variety of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is cortef (hydrocortisone) a medicine used after a pituitary tumor removal to replace your missing hormones?

Is cortef (hydrocortisone) a medicine used after a pituitary tumor removal to replace your missing hormones?

Sometimes : If a patient has surgery to remove a brain tumor which affects the pituitary gland, then yes, Cortef (hydrocortisone) may be necessary when acth secretion is inadequate to keep the patient's cortisol level in an acceptable range. ...Read more

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What is a hormone receptor for?

What is a hormone receptor for?

For an effect: The receptor is the area on the surface of a cell to which a hormone binds in order for the hormone to have an effect on the cell. For example, estrogen binds to its receptor on or in the cell and then the cell changes its behavior in response to the estrogen. Most hormones won't do anything unless they first bind to a cell receptor. ...Read more

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Which hormone is responsible for a woman's sex drive?

Which hormone is responsible for a woman's sex drive?

Libido: Testosterone is the main hormone that is thought to be responsible for libido. However, if a woman's other hormones (estrogens and progesterone) are out of balance, this too can affect libido. I recommend you seek the advise of a gyn or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is edge labs a pro hormone or a designer steroid?

Is edge labs a pro hormone or a designer steroid?

A synthetic hormone: I am not sure exactly which product you are questioning but will answer about the product testaedge cream for men. It contains herbal supplements that naturally increase testosterone levels plus prasterone. Prasterone is a synthetically made dhea (dehydroepiandrosterone), which is a hormone. Dhea is also a precursor or is further metabolized to the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen. ...Read more

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Is there an after effect of a 'leptin deficiency'?

Is there an after effect of a 'leptin deficiency'?

Fat hormone: Leptons are hypothesized to be a hormone released to control fat metabolism. It has been shown in mice to be effective in fat control, but not in humans. At this point, there are no significant effects of a deficiency. ...Read more

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What happens if a certain poison/drug blocks the receptor site for a particular neurotransmitter, is it considered an agonist or an antagonist?

What happens if a certain poison/drug blocks the receptor site for a particular neurotransmitter, is it considered an agonist or an antagonist?

Could be either: We have both excitatory neurotransmitters (such as glutamate, glycine), and many inhibitory neurotransmitters (norepinephrine, acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin), and some agents can interfere by imbalancing the homeostasis. However, mechanistically, receptor blockers really cannot be considered in either category. ...Read more

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Is there a way to administer epinephrine non-intravenously?

Is there a way to administer epinephrine non-intravenously?

Yes: Can be given subcutaneously like epi pens for allergy, direct intraarterial but very rare, and in endotracheal tubes. They are used as injections to control bleeding sometimes from peptic ulcer bleeding or bronchial bleeding in the lungs. ...Read more

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What is considered a "physiologic dose" of hydrocortisone when supplementing for adrenal insufficiency?

What is considered a "physiologic dose" of hydrocortisone when supplementing for adrenal insufficiency?

Physiologic: This is a dosage which will provide serum and tissue levels sufficient to replace the normal cortisol concentrations without added supplements. It will vary with the degree of adrenal insufficiency and will be regulated by measuring cortisol levelsin the patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more