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androstenedione

Line breaks: andro¦stene|dione
Pronunciation: /ˌandrɒstiːnˈdaɪəʊn
 
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Definition of androstenedione in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An androgenic steroid from which testosterone and certain oestrogens are derived in humans.
Example sentences
  • Androgenic products, namely androstenedione, are testosterone precursors, and transform to this hormone in the body.
  • But all three substances - creatine, androstenedione, and anabolic steroids - increase a naturally occurring substance in the body to promote the building of muscle tissue.
  • Examples of ergogenic aids are creatine, androstenedione, anabolic steroids, major pain medication, barbiturates, and amphetamines.

Origin

1930s: from androsterone + -ene + di-1 + -one.

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