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dehydroepiandrosterone

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noun de·hy·dro·epi·an·dros·ter·one \(ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drō-ˌe-pē-an-ˈdräs-tə-ˌrōn\

Definition of dehydroepiandrosterone

  1. :  a weakly androgenic ketosteroid C19H28O2 secreted by the adrenal glands that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of testosterone and estrogens (as estradiol); also :  a synthetic derivative of this compound —abbr DHEA



Origin and Etymology of dehydroepiandrosterone

International Scientific Vocabulary de- + hydr- + epi- + androsterone


First Known Use: 1961


Medical Dictionary

dehydroepiandrosterone

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noun de·hy·dro·epi·an·dros·ter·one \(ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drō-ˌep-ē-an-ˈdräs-tə-ˌrōn\

Medical Definition of dehydroepiandrosterone

  1. :  an androgenic ketosteroid C19H28O2 secreted by the adrenal cortex that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of testosterone—abbreviation DHA, DHEA




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