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an antihormone that inhibits conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, thus reducing adrenocortical steroid synthesis; administered orally in treatment of cushing's syndrome. It also inhibits conversion of androstenedione to estrone in peripheral tissues and is sometimes used as a componnt of hormonal therapy for advanced breast carcinoma.
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aminoglutethimideOncology A nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor which inhibits estrogen production and suppresses estrogen-dependent tumor growth. See Estrogen-receptor.
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