Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A steroid hormone, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a hormone, such as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes development and maintenance of typical male sexual characteristics. They are mostly produced in the testes.

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  • noun biochemistry The generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics in vertebrates. A male sex hormone such as testosterone or anabolic steroids.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics

Etymologies

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andro- +‎ -gen

Examples

  • This hormone is called an androgen because it occurs in higher levels in men.

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  • Short-term androgen suppression produces inferior survival compared with long-term androgen suppression in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer, according to the results of a study published in the

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  • Short-term androgen suppression produces inferior survival compared with long-term androgen suppression in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer, according to the results of a study published in the

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  • Short-term androgen suppression produces inferior survival compared with long-term androgen suppression in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer, according to the results of a study published in the

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  • When these sebaceous glands are stimulated by a hormone called androgen, these glands go into hyper mode and start producing excess oil

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  • But a new study by physicians at Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that men over age 70 with high-risk prostate cancer lived longer and experienced increases in PSA less frequently when treated with long-term androgen deprivation therapy.

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  • Conventional wisdom was that once a patient relapsed, the so-called androgen receptors—structures that protrude from tumor cells like a lock to attract the testosterone "key" that activates them and promotes tumor growth—were no longer driving the disease.

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  • MDV3100 is the first in a new class of medicines called androgen receptor signaling inhibitors, and is an oral, once-daily drug.

    Prostate Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Study

  • THE QUESTION A widely prescribed treatment for prostate cancer, called androgen deprivation therapy, involves reducing levels of androgens - male sex hormones, such as testosterone - that circulate in the blood.

    Study: Treatment for prostate cancer may increase risk of colorectal cancer

  • THE QUESTION A widely prescribed treatment for prostate cancer, called androgen deprivation therapy, involves reducing levels of androgens - male sex hormones, such as testosterone - that circulate in the blood.

    Study: Treatment for prostate cancer may increase risk of colorectal cancer

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