androgen androgen


  • (n) male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics


  1. Antiandrogen drugs, like bicalutamide, work by binding to the androgen receptors on prostate-cancer cells, chemically preventing the hormones from interacting with the tumor.
  2. If the genes order the gonads to become testicles and put out the male hormone androgen, the embryo will turn into a boy; otherwise it becomes a girl.
  3. The influence of androgen begins even before birth.



  • "This drug specifically blocks the enzyme that produces androgen. So it's a very selective drug," says Atkinson.
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Chris Atkinson Source: TVNZ

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