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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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The present research may be useful, because researches have shown that some mammals provide excellent models for human adrenal androgen synthesis and secretion and each species have its own particular strengths.
Prolactin adrenal androgen production, stimulates and increases androgen can cause weight gain and hair.
Since adrenal glands of animals such as rat, mouse, rabbit, and hamster are devoid of CYP17, which catalyzes the formation of androgen synthesis in the zR of mammals, the newly found zone can be characterized as lacking adrenal androgen synthesis as well.
The reason for the relatively rare occurrence of mid-childhood ache is that, normally, adrenal secretion virtually ceases after the first year of life until around 7 years of age, when an increase occurs in adrenal androgen production.
9) Other diseases have been correlated to an excess production of adrenal androgen.
Particularly interesting are the lessons learned from a nonhuman primate model of polycystic ovary syndrome that revealed findings on fetal programming of adrenal androgen excess.
The progestin inhibits luteinizing hormone, which leads to decreased androgen production by the ovaries, and the inhibition of adrenal androgen production.
Since any change in HPA-axis activity affects adrenocortical output generally, episodic adrenal androgen secretion would be reduced in breastfeeding women in response to stressful situations and/or to suckling.
The most useful measurement of adrenal androgen production in women is dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), which is reliable and can be used if a clinician suspects an adrenal cause for androgen insufficiency.
Cancer cells secrete excess levels of several adrenal cortical hormones, causing cortisol and adrenal androgen levels to remain elevated.
Determinants of adrenal androgen hypofunction in premenopausal females with rheumatoid arthritis.