Androgens: Compounds that interact with Androgen Receptors in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of Testosterone. Depending on the target tissues, androgenic effects can be on Sex Differentiation; male reproductive organs, Spermatogenesis; secondary male Sex Characteristics; Libido; development of muscle mass, strength, and power.1

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Androgen Therapy: Administration of male hormones to produce a clinical effect.2


Types may include:3

Types of Androgen:

  • Androstanolone
  • Androstenone
  • Androsterone Glucuronide
  • Androsterone Sulfate
  • Etiocholanolone
  • Testosterone

Categories for Androgens

Category of Androgen Therapy:


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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

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