Androstanedione | definition of androstanedione by Medical dictionary
A steroid metabolite, of which the 5β isomer is also known. It is a precursor of both testosterone and estrone. It is secreted by the adrenals.
A steroid metabolite, of which the 5β isomer is also known.
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53 nmol/L), and androstanedione
(A): >35 nmol/L (range: 1.
Tsao, "Immunochemical and histopathological evaluation associated with sustained delivery of 5-alpha androstanedione
using adult rats as a model," Biomed Sci Instrum, vol.
Enzymes necessary for these steps in biosynthesis, if deficient lead to diversion of this pathway away from corticosterone and Cortisol synthesis to androstanedione
and testosterone synthesis.