Medical Definition of aminoglutethimide
: a drug C13H16N2O2 that inhibits the production of steroids by the adrenal cortex by blocking the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone and is used chiefly in the treatment of Cushing's disease ◆Aminoglutethimide is a derivative of glutethimide and has also been used as an aromatase inhibitor to treat cancers of the breast and prostate. <Direct comparisons between aminoglutethimide therapy and surgical adrenalectomy have documented equivalence …—Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, in Principles and Practice of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2001>
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