Definition of hormonal in English:

hormonal

adjective

  • 1Relating to or containing a hormone or hormones.

    ‘a hormonal imbalance’
    • ‘Trauma, surgery, hormonal swings or hormonal therapy may often cause hemodynamic expansion of previously existing vascular malformations.’
    • ‘With headings such as hormonal contraception, sterilisation, emergency contraception, the normal menstrual cycle, and the diagnosis of pregnancy, the book has plenty of material.’
    • ‘The changes in the property of cervical mucus is in response to the hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle.’
    • ‘With this pattern she would have avoided more than 200 menstrual cycles, reducing hormonal stress and risk to the ovaries and breasts.’
    • ‘Several other off-label methods exist for treating dysmenorrhea with hormonal contraceptives.’
    • ‘Overtreatment of multiple hormonal imbalances can cause central obesity and atherogenic and metabolic abnormalities.’
    • ‘Participants also provided blood samples to evaluate hormonal profiles and semen samples for andrological evaluation.’
    • ‘Drugs, medications, hormonal imbalance, genetic conditions, and exogenous hormones can all cause gynaecomastia.’
    • ‘The placenta forms from both embryonic and maternal tissues, and hosts an astonishing array of hormonal, nutritional, respiratory, excretory, and immunological functions.’
    • ‘Also, hormonal fluctuations of the menstrual cycle can result in fluid retention, which can cause wrists to swell.’
    • ‘Often caused by a hormonal imbalance, menstrual cramps are common in teenagers and young women.’
    • ‘Our opinion was that there is no evidence that vigabatrin is a better treatment of infantile spasms than hormonal treatments, such as prednisolone and synthetic adrenocorticotrophic hormone preparations.’
    • ‘Neural and hormonal mechanisms mediate this tachycardia after arterial baroreceptors are stimulated.’
    • ‘This issue could become tremendously important with the increasing use of aromatase inhibitors instead of selective oestrogen receptor inhibitors as adjuvant hormonal treatment.’
    • ‘This cycle, too, reflects unknown neural and hormonal interactions.’
    • ‘If weight loss continues despite attempts to maximize nutritional intake and optimize a patient's diet, a hormonal imbalance due to the stress response may be the cause.’
    • ‘Acne has a complex aetiology, involving abnormal keratinisation, hormonal function, bacterial growth, and immune hypersensitivity.’
    • ‘It can be related to some underlying illness or perhaps to hormonal change after menopause.’
    • ‘Researchers set out to see if the symptoms experienced by women in menopause are caused by hormonal changes.’
    • ‘But in recent times we have also appreciated that these women have hormonal imbalances, have a much higher risk of diabetes, and may also have a risk of heart disease.’
    1. 1.1informal Affected by one's sex hormones, especially so as to feel moody or easily aroused.
      ‘giggly, hormonal fourth formers’
      • ‘In those days, at least, fourteen was the age where girls were their most hormonal, rebellious, sulky, moody and bitchy’
      • ‘An accountant at the ministry of culture in Paris, Michel is by turns passive, aggressive, affected, hormonal and simply disinterested.’
      • ‘While I was hormonal and grumpy I hated him.’

Pronunciation

hormonal

/hɔːˈməʊn(ə)l/