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Endocrine disrupting chemicals


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    • Disrupters, Endocrine
    • Disrupting chemicals, Endocrine
    • Disruptors, Endocrine
    • EDCs (Endocrine disrupting chemicals)
    • Endocrine disrupters
    • Endocrine disrupting compounds
    • Endocrine disruptors
    • Environmental endocrine disrupters
    • Environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals
    • Environmental endocrine disruptors
    • Hormone disruptors
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    • found: Work cat.: Endocrine disrupting chemicals in the Australian riverine environment, c2007:p. iii (endocrine disrupting chemicals or EDCs; defined as "an exogenous substance or mixture that alters the function of the endocrine system and can subsequently have adverse effects in an organism, its progeny or within its (sub)population"; EDCs have recently emerged as environmental contaminants of concern)
    • found: Endocrine-disrupting chemicals : from basic research to clinical practice, 2007.
    • found: Endocrine disrupters in wastewater and sludge treatment processes, c2002.
    • found: MeSH browser, via WWW, Apr. 1, 2008(Endocrine Disruptors. UF Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. Scope Note: 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; listed in tree structures under Physiological Effects of Drugs and under Environmental Pollutants)
    • found: Wikipedia, Apr. 1, 2008(Endocrine disruptors (sometimes also referred to as hormonally active agents) are exogenous substances that act like hormones in the endocrine system and disrupt the physiologic function of endogenous hormones; Endocrine disrupting compounds encompass a variety of chemical classes, including hormones, plant constituents, pesticides, compounds used in the plastics industry and in consumer products, and other industrial by-products and pollutants. Some are pervasive and widely dispersed in the environment. Some are persistent organic pollutants (POP's) ... Others are rapidly degraded in the environment or human body or may be present for only short periods of time; endocrine disrupting chemicals are found in low doses in literally thousands of products; EDCs)
    • found: Scientific facts on endocrine disruptors, via GreenFacts Web site, Apr. 1, 2008(Endocrine Disruptors (EDCs): Some chemicals, both natural and man-made, can interfere with endocrine glands and their hormones or where the hormones act - the target tissues. These chemicals are called "endocrine disruptors" or "endocrine disrupting chemicals" (EDCs))
    • found: Endocrine disrupting pesticides, via WWW, Apr. 1, 2008(Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances that can cause adverse effects by interfering in some way with the body's hormones or chemical messengers. These substances are therefore called hormone disruptors or endocrine disruptors, as it is the endocrine glands that secrete the hormones.)
    • found: LC database, Apr. 1, 2008(endocrine disrupting chemicals; endocrine-disrupting chemicals; endocrine disruptors; environmental endocrine disruptors; environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals; endocrine disrupters; environmental endocrine disrupters)
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    • 2008-04-24: revised
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