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an·dro·gen

 (ăn′drə-jən)
n.
A steroid hormone, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. Also called androgenic hormone.

an′dro·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

androgen

(ˈændrədʒən)
n
(Biochemistry) any of several steroids, produced as hormones by the testes or made synthetically, that promote development of male sexual organs and male secondary sexual characteristics
androgenic adj

an•dro•gen

(ˈæn drə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics.
[1935–40]
an`dro•gen′ic (-ˈdʒɛn ɪk) adj.

an·dro·gen

(ăn′drə-jən)
Any of several steroid hormones, such as testosterone, that control the development and maintenance of physical characteristics in males.

androgen

A natural steroid hormone, such as testosterone, that controls male sex characteristics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.androgen - male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristicsandrogen - male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
sex hormone, steroid hormone, steroid - any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
androsterone - an androgenic hormone that is less active than testosterone
methyltestosterone - an androgenic compound contained in drugs that are used to treat testosterone deficiency and female breast cancer and to stimulate growth and weight gain
Durabolin, Kabolin, nandrolone - an androgen (trade names Durabolin or Kabolin) that is used to treat testosterone deficiency or breast cancer or osteoporosis
testosterone - a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes; responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics
Translations

androgen

[ˈændrədʒən] Nandrógeno m

androgen

nAndrogen nt

an·dro·gen

n. andrógeno, hormona masculina.

androgen

n andrógeno
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CRPC is an advanced, difficult-to-treat form of prostate cancer that occurs when the disease progresses despite the use of androgen deprivation therapy.
Men who underwent radiotherapy for localized high-risk prostate cancer and had 18 months of androgen blockade did just as well as comparable men who had 3 years of androgen blockade.
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ZYTIGA is a novel, once-daily, oral, androgen biosynthesis inhibitor developed for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Androgen, also called androgenic hormone or testoid, is the generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of male characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors.