Scientific Name: Estriol
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Mechanism Of Action Estriol levels can be measured to give an indication of the general health of the fetus. DHEA-S is produced by the adrenal cortex of the fetus. This is converted to estriol by the placenta. If levels of “unconjugated estriol” are abnormally low in a pregnant woman, this may indicate a problem with the development of the child. The drug interacts with a target cell receptor. When the estrogen receptor has bound its ligand it can enter the nucleus of the target cell, and regulate gene transcription which leads to formation of messenger RNA. The mRNA interacts with ribosomes to produce specific proteins that express the effect of estriol upon the target cell. Estrogens increase the hepatic synthesis of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) , thyroid-binding globulin (TBG) , and other serum proteins and suppress follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) from the anterior pituitary.
Description of the Drug: Estriol is a weak estrogen used to treat vaginal dryness and estrogen deficiency conditions, such as vaginitis and vulvar itching.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB04573