-diol

-diol

(dī'ol),
1. Suffix form of the prefix dihydroxy.
2. A member of a class of compounds containing two hydroxyl groups.

-diol

1. Suffix form of the prefix dihydroxy.
2. Suffix indicating a member of a class of compounds containing two hydroxyl groups.
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After testosterone is converted to DHT, DHT is in turn normally metabolized into a relatively smaller quantity of 5 [alpha] -androstane-3 [alpha], 17 [beta] -diol (abbreviated as 3 [alpha] -Adiol), and a usually larger amount of 5 [alpha] -androstane-3 [beta], 17 [beta] -diol (abbreviated as 3 [beta] -Adiol).
Termed "testosterone metabolites," this blood serum test also measures androstenedione (spelled almost but not quite exactly the same way as "androstanediol"), another androgen metabolite, and 3 [alpha] -Adiol (full name: 5 [alpha] -androstane-3 [alpha], 17 [beta] -diol.
5a-Androstane-3 [beta], 17 [beta] -diol, an estrogenic metabolite of 5a-dihydrotestoserone, is a potent modulator of estrogen receptor [beta] (ER [beta]) in the ventral prostate of adult rats.