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A steroid hormone, C19H30O2, that is a breakdown product of testosterone.

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(Biochemistry) an androgenic steroid hormone produced in the testes. Formula: C19H30O2
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(ænˈdrɒs təˌroʊn)

an androgenic sex hormone that is a metabolite of testosterone and has much less effect.
[1930–35; andro- + ster (ol) + -one]
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Noun1.androsterone - an androgenic hormone that is less active than testosterone
androgen, androgenic hormone - male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
ketosteroid - a steroid containing a ketone group
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[ænˈdrɒstəˌrəʊn] Nandrosterona f
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Etiocolanolone, Epimetendiol, Drostanolone, Metandrolone, Danazol, Androsterone, Nandrosterone, Methandienone, Methyltestosterone, Oxandrolone, Gestrinone, Epitrenbolone, Mesterolone and Methenolone constituted 4.11% of the AAF altogether.
Researchers found that androsterone, a steroid from the backdoor pathway, which can be converted to DHT, was the principal androgen in the male foetal circulation, and that levels of both androsterone and testosterone were lower in the female foetal circulation.
The inactivation pathway occurs mainly in the liver via conjugation into testosterone conjugates (glucuronides and to a lesser extent sulfates) and in equal proportions into the 17-ketosteroids (androsterone and etiocholanolone).
USP revealed an increased etiocholanolone of 1.31 mg/day (4.5 [micro]mol/day) [RI, <0.35 (<1.2)] and a low androsterone of 0.09 mg/day (0.3 [micro]mol/day) [RI, <0.44 (<1.5)], resulting in extremely low 5[alpha]- to 5[beta]-reduced steroid metabolites ratio of 0.06 (RI, 0.5-1.9).
ADT and its sulfonated form androsterone sulfate (ADTS) are intermediates in the metabolic route of testosterone and its metabolite, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) [29].
In addition to vitamin D, other steroid lipids from the steroid hormones biosynthesis [47], such as testosterone, androsterone, estrogen, and cortisone, can regulate cell signaling to control several physiological functions [47, 79].
This study is the first report that determines the effects of 17[beta]-estradiol, estrone, progesterone and androsterone among the mammalian sex hormones on in vitro regeneration of Triticale mature embryos.
His victory over Nick Diaz got overturned after testing positive for drostanolone and androsterone, then lost two more fights against Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier.
DHEA metabolism to the neurosteroid androsterone: a possible mechanism of DHEA's antidepressant action.
Progenitor stage includes Leydig cells originating from the mesenchymal-like fibroblasts and produce androsterone as the predominant androgen end product.
A 24-hour-urine adrenal steroid profile by GC-mass spectrometry showed robust Cortisol and cortisone but low precursors and, significantly, excessive 5[alpha]-R activity by increased androsterone relative to etiocholanolone.
This trend can be attributed to decreased levels of androsterone in males as the age progresses as majority involved in this study were males.