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Ablation

To get rid of.

Androgen

Male hormones

Andropause

An age-related decline in serum testosterone levels in older men to below the normal range in young men, which is associated with a clinical syndrome consistent with androgen deficiency. The syndrome may include decreased muscle strength and/or endurance, decreased pubic and increased axillary hair, reduced physical function, diminished libido, fatigue, depressed mood, decreased generalized well-being, hot flashes, osteoporosis/osteopenia, and anemia

Apoptosis

Process of suicidal cell death.

Aromatase

An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of testosterone into estradiol.

Biomimetic

The study and development of synthetic systems that mimic the formation, function, or structure of biologically produced substances and materials and biological mechanisms and processes.

Biomimetics

The study and development of synthetic systems that mimic the formation, function, or structure of biologically produced substances and materials and biological mechanisms and processes.

Circannual

Having, characterized by, or occurring in approximately yearly periods or cycles (as of biological activity or function)

Corpus Luteum

A temporary structure forming from a collapsed follicle after ovulation that produces progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle.

Cortisol

Steroid hormone produced and released by the adrenal gland: helps to regulate such things as blood sugar, blood pressure and bone growth.

DHEA

Dehdydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone produced chiefly by the adrenal glands, but it can also be made by the testes, ovaries, and brain. It is the most prevalent adrenal steroid in the body and serves a precursor to the human sex steroids, testosterone and estrogen

Endometrium

Lining of the inside of the uterus...

Estradiol

The strongest form of estrogen

Estrogen Receptor

A protein on some cells to which an estrogen molecule can attach. Estrogen-receptor-positive tumors are often more responsive to hormone treatment than are receptor-negative cancers.

Estrone

A form of estrogen, less potent and abundant that estradiol.

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