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androstenedione

 [an″dro-stēn´de-ōn]
an androgen, C19H30O2, less potent than testosterone, secreted by the testis, ovary, and adrenal cortex.

an·dro·stene·di·one

(an'drō-stēn'dī-ōn),
Androstanedione with a double bond between C-4 and C-5; an androgenic steroid of weaker biologic potency than testosterone; secreted by the testis, ovary, and adrenal cortex.

androstenedione

/an·dro·stene·di·one/ (-di-ōn) an androgenic steroid produced by the testis, adrenal cortex, and ovary; converted metabolically to testosterone and other androgens.

androstenedione

(ăn′drə-stēn′dī′ōn)
n.
An unsaturated androgenic steroid, C19H26O2, that is secreted by the testis, ovary, and adrenal cortex and is a precursor of both androgens and estrogens. Until 2005, when its nonprescription sale and use became illegal in the United States, synthetic androstenedione was used as a dietary supplement to enhance athletic performance.

androstenedione

An androgenic steroid less potent than testosterone, which is produced by the adrenal cortex, ovary and testis and converted to estrone in fat and the liver; in men, overproduction of androstendione may cause feminisation.
 
Increased in
Cushing syndrome; ovarian, testicular or adrenocortical tumours; adrenal hyperplasia; polycystic ovary disease.

Decreased in
Hypogonadism, Addison’s disease.
 
Specimen
Serum.
 
Ref range
Women (premenopausal)—0.5–3 ng/mL; women (postmenopausal)—0.3-8 ng/mL; men—0.9–1.7 ng/mL.

androstenedione

An androgenic steroid, less potent than testosterone, which is produced by the adrenal cortex and gonads, and converted to estrone in fat and the liver; in ♂, overproduction of androstendione may cause feminization; androstenedione is ↑ in Cushing syndrome, ovarian, testicular, or adrenocortical tumors, adrenal hyperplasia, polycystic ovary disease; it is ↓ in hypogonadism, Addison's disease

an·dro·stene·di·one

(an'drō-stēn'dī-ōn)
An androgenic steroid of weaker biologic potency than testosterone; secreted by the testis, ovary, and the cortex of the suprarenal gland.
See also: performance enhancing drug

Androstenedione

Also called "andro," this hormone occurs naturally during the making of testosterone and estrogen.
Mentioned in: Anabolic Steroid Use

androstenedione (anˑ·drō·steˈ·n·dīˈ·ōn),

n a biochemical precursor to both estrogen and testosterone. Used as a dietary supplement because it is believed to boost testosterone levels and claimed to increase athletic performance and muscle mass. It increases estrogen levels more than testosterone, may interfere with hormone levels, and may heighten the risk of hormone-sensitive cancers or cancers of the liver.

androstenedione

an androgenic steroid produced by the testis, adrenal cortex and ovary. Immunization against it gives excellent results in promoting fertility in ewes by increasing the twinning rate.

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