danazol


da·na·zol

noun \ˈdä-nə-ˌzōl, ˈda-, -ˌzl\

Definition of DANAZOL

:  a synthetic androgen C22H27NO2 that inhibits the release of gonadotropins by the pituitary gland and is used especially to treat endometriosis

Origin of DANAZOL

dan- (perhaps anagram of androgenic) + isoxazole, the compound C3H3NO
First Known Use: 1974

da·na·zol

noun \ˈdä-nə-ˌzōl, ˈdan-ə-, -ˌzl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DANAZOL

: a synthetic androgenic derivative C22H27NO2 of ethisterone that suppresses gonadotropin secretion by the adenohypophysis and is used especially in the treatment of endometriosis

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