ENDOCRINOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, TOXICOLOGY
A generic term for a compound that interferes with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones in the body which are responsible for development, behaviour, fertility, and maintenance of homeostasis.
Examples, endocrine disruptors Xeno-oestrogens, DDT, polychlorinated biphenyls–PCBs, bisphenol A, polybrominated diphenyl ethers–PBDEs, phthalates
Synonyms Endocrine-disrupting chemical, endocrine-disrupting compound
Environ. Health Perspect. 106. (Suppl 1): 11–56