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3-hydroxyestra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-one. A metabolite of ooestradiol but possessing less biological activity. It is found in the urine of pregnant women and mares, in the human placenta, and in the urine of bulls and stallions. According to the fourth annual report on carcinogens (ntp 85-002, 1985), estrone may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen.

Chemical name: Estra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-one, 3-hydroxy-

(12 Dec 1998)

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