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Effects of Hormones

  • Tricia A. Murdock
  • Emanuela F. T. Veras
  • Robert J. Kurman
  • Michael T. Mazur
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Abstract

Women receive hormone preparations for a variety of reasons, including birth control and treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding, perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms, endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrioid carcinoma, breast carcinoma, and certain types of infertility. Usually the exogenous hormone is some form of progestin, but estrogenic and even androgenic hormones are used for some disorders. Since the endometrium has estrogen and progesterone receptors, it shows the effects of these hormones.

Keywords

Hormones Estrogenic hormones Progestin therapy Oral contraceptives Postmenopausal hormone replacement Abnormal uterine bleeding Infertility therapy Tamoxifen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tricia A. Murdock
    • 1
  • Emanuela F. T. Veras
    • 1
  • Robert J. Kurman
    • 1
  • Michael T. Mazur
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineState University of New York Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA

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