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an androgenic hormone formed in peripheral tissue from testosterone; thought to be the androgen responsible for development of the male primary sex characters during embryogenesis and of male secondary sex characters at puberty, and for adult male sexual function.
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n. Abbr. DHT
An androgen that is produced from testosterone in the body and is important in the formation of the male reproductive organs and in the development of male secondary sex characteristics.
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dihydrotestosteroneDehydrotestosterone Physiology A potent C19 androgen produced from testosterone, which is the predominant androgen in skin, prostate, seminal vesicles, epididymis ↑ in Hirsutism, polycystic ovary syndrome, ↑ 5-alpha reductase activity ↓ in Hypogonadism, ↓ 5-alpha reductase activity due to drug interactions
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