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Definition of Estrogens

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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)

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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