finasteride


fi·nas·te·ride

noun \fə-ˈnas-tə-ˌrīd\

Definition of FINASTERIDE

:  a nitrogenous steroid derivative C23H36N2O2 that is used especially to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and to increase hair growth in male-pattern baldness

Origin of FINASTERIDE

fina- (of unknown origin) + testosterone + amide
First Known Use: 1989

fi·nas·te·ride

noun \fə-ˈnas-tə-ˌrīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FINASTERIDE

: a nitrogenous steroid derivative C23H36N2O2 that is used especially to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and to increase hair growth in male-pattern baldness and that acts by inhibiting the enzymatic conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone—see propecia, proscar

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