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|+||(1) Estrogen is a female [[hormone]] produced by the ovaries. Estrogen deficiency can lead to osteoporosis. |
|+||(2) A female sex hormone produced primarily by the ovaries, and in smaller amounts by the adrenal cortex. In women, levels of estrogen fluctuate on natures carefully orchestrated schedule, regulating the development of secondary sex characteristics, including breasts; regulating the monthly cycle of menstruation; and preparing the body for fertilization and reproduction.|