anti-androgen


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anti-androgen

(ˌæntɪˈændrədʒən)
n
(Pharmacology) any of a class of drugs that oppose the action of androgens; used in the treatment of prostate cancer and various male sexual disorders
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If excess hair is more widespread, your doctor may suggest treatment with a form of oral contraceptive pill (Dianette) which contains an anti-androgen drug, cyproterone acetate.
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The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) is responsible for all radiotherapy delivered in the province, and for dispensing of all antineoplastic drugs, including anti-androgen (hormonal) therapy, prescribed in BC.
Researchers studied 37,443 men of all ages with local or regional prostate cancer, including 14,597 who underwent ADT with drugs known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH), oral anti-androgen medications, the combination of the two, or surgical removal of the testicles (orchiectomy).
However, newer treatments, including intra-operative nerve sparing surgery (IONS), anti-androgen treatment and internal radiotherapy (brachytherapy), have a lower risk of erectile dysfunction than traditional surgery and radiotherapy.
(21) All patients received one year of ADT with an LHRH agonist, plus a non-steroidal anti-androgen for at least one month.
The most effective is a pill called Dianette, which contains an anti-androgen that lowers testosterone levels - high levels of which are linked to acne.
Oric-101, discovered and tested by Oric's internal research team, was found to link GR to anti-androgen resistance in castration-resistant prostate cancer.
No patients were concomitantly receiving anti-androgen therapy during this time period while responding to the ADT.
In 2008, Exclusive Brethren member and GP Mark Christopher James Craddock, 75, prescribed the 18-year-old anti-androgen therapy cyproterone acetate (Cyprostat) during a 10-minute consultation in his home.
Testosterone-stimulated weanling rats as a replacement for castrated rats in the Hershberger anti-androgen assay.