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A group name for lipids that contain a hydrogenated cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene ring system. Some of the substances included in this group are progesterone, adrenocortical hormones, the gonadal hormones, cardiac aglycones, bile acids, sterols (such as cholesterol), toad poisons, saponins and some of the carcinogenic hydrocarbons. Any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects.Any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs.An important type of [[lipid.

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Re: Hair problem

... deficiency 8. Use wrong or harsh Hair products such as oil, gel and shampoo etc 9. Drink Sewage water 10. Stress or depression 11. Pollution 12. Steroid usage

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by smarty142
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hair problem
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Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?

... do NOT cause disease" but I don't quite remember what the author said DID cause disease. Hah! Probably some sort of interaction between steroid hormones and their respective genes they activate...which doesn't help me here. Has anyone had any experience with genetic testing? Any information ...

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by animus
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?
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Views: 5030

Re: Mystery Molecule

I answered the question with "steroid molecule" and got it correct.

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by ccarlee
Sat May 05, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Mystery Molecule
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Views: 10062

Re: Endocrinology

It means the steroid cannot be converted to estradiol by aromatase.

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by aptitude
Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Endocrinology
Replies: 1
Views: 1327


What is meant when a gonadal steroid is described as non-aromatizable?

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by amsgriffin
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Endocrinology
Replies: 1
Views: 1327
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