Definition of androgen in English:


Syllabification: an·dro·gen
Pronunciation: /ˈandrəjən


  • A male sex hormone, such as testosterone.
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    • Male steroid sex hormones, androgens, are produced in the testes.
    • This means that it interferes with some of the actions of androgens (male sex hormones) within the body.
    • Thus, fasciculata and reticularis cells can make corticosteroids and the adrenal androgens, but not aldosterone.



Pronunciation: /ˌandrəˈjenik/
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  • One of the earliest examples of a synthesized and enhanced steroid was the androgenic steroids called androgenic anabolic steroids, which are more potent than testosterone.
  • Drugs commonly referred to as ‘steroids’ are classified as anabolic, androgenic, and corticosteroids.
  • Of course, exercise and weight-training are the natural routes to achieve this, but it can be achieved more easily, albeit at greater risk to health and reputation, by injecting anabolic androgenic steroids (AASs).


1930s: from Greek anēr, andr- 'man' + -gen.

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