Definition of dehydroepiandrosterone
: 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 of dehydroepiandrosterone
International Scientific Vocabulary de- + hydr- + epi- + androsterone
First Known Use: 1961
Medical Definition of dehydroepiandrosterone
: 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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