The process of steroid (hormone) production in living organisms.
See Also: steroidogenic

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  • steroidogenesis — The formation of steroids; commonly referring to the biological synthesis of steroid hormones, but not to the production of such compounds in a chemical laboratory. [steroid + G. genesis, production] * * * ste·roido·gen·e·sis stə .rȯid ə jen ə… …   Medical dictionary

  • steroidogenesis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1951 synthesis of steroids • steroidogenic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • steroidogenesis — /sti roy deuh jen euh sis, ste /, n. the formation of steroids, as by the adrenal cortex, testes, and ovaries. [1950 55; STEROID + O + GENESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • steroidogenesis — ste·roido·genesis …   English syllables

  • steroidogenesis — ste•roi•do•gen•e•sis [[t]stɪˌrɔɪ dəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, stɛ [/t]] n. phl the formation of steroids, as by the adrenal cortex, testes, and ovaries • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • steroidogenesis — stəˌrȯidə , ˌstirˌȯid also ˌster ˌ noun Etymology: New Latin, from steroid + o + genesis : synthesis of steroids …   Useful english dictionary

  • Steroid — This article is about a family of polycyclic hydrocarbons. For the performance enhancing substance, see Anabolic steroid. IUPAC recommended ring lettering (left) and atom numbering (right) of cholestane, a prototypical steroid skeleton.[1] The… …   Wikipedia

  • Steroid metabolism — is the complete set of chemical reactions in organisms that produce, modify and consume steroids. These metabolic pathways include: * steroid synthesis the manufacture of steroids from more simple precursors * steroidogenesis the interconversion… …   Wikipedia

  • Steroidogenic acute regulatory protein — protein Name=steroidogenic acute regulatory proteinth caption= width= HGNCid=11359 Symbol=StAR AltSymbols= EntrezGene=6770 OMIM=600617 RefSeq=NM 000349 UniProt=P49675 PDB= ECnumber= Chromosome=8 Arm=p Band=11.2 LocusSupplementaryData=The… …   Wikipedia

  • CYP17A1 — Cytochrome P450, family 17, subfamily A, polypeptide 1 Identifiers Symbols CYP17A1; CPT7; CYP17; P450C17; S17AH External IDs …   Wikipedia

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