androsterone : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n an androgenic hormone that is less active than testosterone
- Like androsterone, testosterone is made from the fat (cholesterol) in sheep's wool, but is 25 to 50 times as potent a masculinizer as concentrated androsterone.
- Example: androsterone lowers the level of circulating cholesterol (though testosterone may raise it), may thus be useful in combating atherosclerosis and reducing the danger of .
- That male sex hormone was named androsterone.