antiandrogen

noun
an·​ti·​an·​dro·​gen | \ ˌan-tē-ˈan-drə-jən How to pronounce antiandrogen (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī-\
variants: or anti-androgen
plural antiandrogens or anti-androgens

Definition of antiandrogen

: a substance (such as cyproterone) that tends to inhibit the production, activity, or effects of testosterone and other male sex hormones … men with regional or metastatic disease are probably included in the analysis as suggested by the statistically different survival curves for men receiving immediate vs delayed antiandrogen therapy.— P. C. Albertsen et al.

Other Words from antiandrogen

antiandrogenic \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌan-​​drə-​​ˈje-​​nik How to pronounce antiandrogenic (audio) , ˌan-​ˌtī-​ \ or anti-androgenic adjective
Many commercial chemicals possess antiandrogenic activity. — J. Raloff

First Known Use of antiandrogen

1961, in the meaning defined above

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antiandrogen

noun
an·​ti·​an·​dro·​gen | \ -ˈan-drə-jən How to pronounce antiandrogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of antiandrogen

: a substance that tends to inhibit the production, activity, or effects of a male sex hormone

Other Words from antiandrogen

antiandrogenic \ -​ˌan-​drə-​ˈjen-​ik How to pronounce antiandrogenic (audio) \ adjective

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