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Endocrine Disruptors

"Endocrine Disruptors" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Exogenous agents, synthetic and naturally occurring, which are capable of disrupting the functions of the ENDOCRINE SYSTEM including the maintenance of HOMEOSTASIS and the regulation of developmental processes. Endocrine disruptors are compounds that can mimic HORMONES, or enhance or block the binding of hormones to their receptors, or otherwise lead to activating or inhibiting the endocrine signaling pathways and hormone metabolism.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Endocrine Disruptors" by people in this website by year, and whether "Endocrine Disruptors" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 38 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2015
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