Definition of androgen
: a male sex hormone (such as testosterone)
androgenicplay \ˌan-drə-ˈje-nik\ adjective
Recent Examples of androgen from the Web
She was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, a condition that caused her to have external female anatomy and, internally, undescended testes instead of a uterus.
The study, funded by IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Agency, and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analyzed more than 2,100 androgen samples from athletes participating in the 2011 and 2013 world championships.
Colon, 27, tested positive for a selective androgen receptor modulator.
On entering the U.S.D.B. in 2013, Manning requested access to the regimen of estrogen and anti-androgen drugs prescribed to people undergoing a male-to-female transition.
Androgens derive from testosterone, and all females have some androgens naturally.
The same thing that happens in professional wrestling, where androgen-loaded men growl at one another and rip through their shirts by flexing their chests.
But sometimes a woman’s ovaries or adrenal glands produce excess androgens that can lead to PCOS.
While designed to prevent pregnancy, these medications can also help regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle and reduce androgen levels.
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Origin and Etymology of androgen
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1936See Words from the same year
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