Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A synthetic androgen inhibitor used primarily in men for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and androgenetic alopecia.

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  • n. An antiandrogen pharmaceutical used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and androgenic alopecia

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

fin- (alteration of (al)ph(a-reductase) in(hibitor)) + (az)aster(oid), steroid containing azine (alteration of azo- + steroid) + (am)ide.

Examples

  • The study reached a similar conclusion that a government-funded study reached eight years ago about a similar drug called finasteride, which is made by Merck

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  • There's been some controversy about finasteride, which is normally used to treat an enlarged prostate, but some of the experts quoted gave a clear message.

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  • Dr. Vera Price state in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, "Long-term finasteride treatment led to sustained improvement in hair weight compared with placebo.

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  • That's the choice some men face when considering taking a pill called finasteride Propecia to stop their hair from thinning, according to researchers at Boston University School of Medicine.

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  • But the hair product contained a substance called finasteride that was on the Olympic banned list; a substance that was not a drug, but a masking agent sometimes used to cover up drug use.

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  • He was sent home from the Turin Games four years ago in disgrace, kicked out just hours before the cauldron was lit for testing positive for a drug called finasteride, considered a masking agent for performance-enhancing substances.

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  • When it comes to pills there are many different forms of finasteride, which is what Propecia is.

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  • Proscar, also called finasteride, is a common drug that reduces the size of the prostate.

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  • He won three World Cup medals that season, even with the looming possibility of a suspension because of the positive drug test triggered by an ingredient called finasteride, a steroid-masking agent that was on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list.

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  • Seven years ago start taking drug finasteride aka propecia for hair loss.

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