17-ketosteroids(redirected from 17-oxosteroids)
Nominally, any steroid with a carbonyl group on C-17; commonly used to designate urinary C19 steroidal metabolites of androgenic and adrenocortical hormones that possess this structural feature.
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17-ketosteroids'Male' hormones primarily produced by the testes and adrenal cortex–androsterone, DHEA, epiandrosterone, etiocholanolone, 11-keto- and 11-β-hydroxyandrosterone, 11-keto- and 11-β-hydroxyetiocholanolone; serum levels reflect adrenocortical and testicular function ↑ in Adrenal hyperplasia or tumors, testicular tumors, pregnancy, physical or mental stress, polycystic ovarian disease ↓ in Adrenal hypofunction, Klinefelter syndrome, castration, hypothyroidism, anorexia nervosa
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Any steroids with a ketone group on C-17; commonly used to designate urinary metabolites of androgenic and adrenocortical hormones that possess this structural feature.
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