danazol

noun
da·​na·​zol | \ˈdä-nə-ˌzōl, ˈda-, -ˌzȯl \

Definition of danazol 

: a synthetic androgen C22H27NO2 that inhibits the release of gonadotropins by the pituitary gland and is used especially to treat endometriosis

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However, danazol carries the risk of potentially severe side effects, such as acne, weight gain and voice changes, which limit its use. idahostatesman, "Home remedies might help breast tenderness," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of danazol

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for danazol

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

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danazol

noun
da·​na·​zol | \ˈdä-nə-ˌzōl, ˈdan-ə-, -ˌzȯl\

Medical Definition of danazol 

: 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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