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Definition of Estrogens

Estrogens: Female hormones produced by the ovaries. Estrogen deficiency can lead to osteoporosis.

Estrogen therapy preparations include:

  • esterified estrogens
  • esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone
  • estradiol
  • estrogens conjugated and medroxyprogesterone
  • estrogens conjugated

The brand names of estrogen therapy preparations include:

  • CLIMARA (estradiol)
  • ESTRACE (estradiol)
  • ESTRADERM (estradiol)
  • ESTRATAB (esterified estrogens)
  • ESTRATEST (esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone)
  • MENEST (esterified estrogens)
  • OGEN (estropipate)
  • PREMARIN (estrogens conjugated)
  • PREMPHASE (estrogens conjugated and medroxyprogesterone)
  • PREMPRO (estrogens conjugated and medroxyprogesterone)

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15837
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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