a hormone that is a precursor to testosterone and estrogen, secreted mainly by the adrenal cortex, esp. during puberty, and made synthetically for use as a nutritional supplement
Origin of DHEAfrom d(e)h(ydro)e(pi)a(ndrosterone), chemical name
- An androgenic steroid hormone secreted largely by the adrenal cortex and found in human urine.
- A synthetic preparation of this hormone used as a nutritional supplement.
Origin of DHEAd(e)h(ydro)e(pi)a(ndrosterone)