da·​na·​zol ˈdä-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce danazol (audio)
-ˌzȯl How to pronounce danazol (audio)
: a synthetic androgen C22H27NO2 that inhibits the release of gonadotropins by the pituitary gland and is used especially to treat endometriosis

Examples of danazol in a Sentence

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Word History


dan- (perhaps anagram of androgenic) + isoxazole, the compound C3H3NO

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of danazol was in 1974

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“Danazol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danazol. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


da·​na·​zol ˈdä-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce danazol (audio) ˈdan-ə- How to pronounce danazol (audio)
: a synthetic androgenic derivative C22H27NO2 of ethisterone that suppresses gonadotropin secretion by the adenohypophysis and is used especially in the treatment of endometriosis
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