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Term:blood hormone amount
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Accession:VT:0005418 term browser browse the term
Definition:The proportion, quantity, or volume in whole blood, serum, or plasma of any of the chemical substances that have specific regulatory effects on the activity of a certain organ or organs; originally applied to substances secreted by various endocrine glands and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs, it is sometimes extended to include substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but that have similar effects.
Synonyms:related_synonym: blood hormone content;   circulating hormone level
 xref: ATOL:0000527

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  vertebrate trait 2
    organism trait 1
      homeostasis trait 1
        blood homeostasis trait 1
          blood molecular composition trait 1
            blood hormone amount 0
              blood adiponectin amount 0
              blood aldosterone amount 0
              blood angiotensin I amount 0
              blood angiotensin II amount 0
              blood antidiuretic hormone amount 0
              blood atrial natriuretic factor amount 0
              blood corticotropin-releasing hormone amount 0
              blood dihydrotestosterone amount 0
              blood epinephrine amount 0
              blood estrogen amount + 0
              blood gastric inhibitory polypeptide amount 0
              blood ghrelin amount 0
              blood glucagon amount 0
              blood glucagon-like peptide amount 0
              blood glucocorticoid amount + 0
              blood gonadotropin amount + 0
              blood inhibin amount 0
              blood insulin amount 0
              blood insulin-like growth factor amount 0
              blood leptin amount 0
              blood mineralcorticoid amount 0
              blood norepinephrine amount 0
              blood osteocalcin amount 0
              blood parathyroid hormone amount 0
              blood pituitary hormone amount + 0
              blood progesterone amount 0
              blood testosterone amount 0
              blood thyroid hormone amount + 0
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