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cyproterone

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noun cy·prot·er·one \sī-ˈprä-tə-ˌrōn\

Definition of cyproterone

  1. :  a synthetic steroid C22H27ClO3 that inhibits the action and secretion of testosterone by blocking the activity of androgen receptors



Origin and Etymology of cyproterone

probably from cycl- + progesterone


First Known Use: 1966


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cyproterone

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noun cy·prot·er·one \sī-ˈprät-ə-ˌrōn\

Medical Definition of cyproterone

  1. :  a synthetic steroid used in the form of its acetate C24H29ClO4 to inhibit the action and secretion of testosterone by blocking the activity of androgen receptors




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