da·​na·​zol | \ ˈdä-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce danazol (audio) , ˈda-, -ˌzȯl How to pronounce danazol (audio) \

Definition of danazol

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web Several studies using pharmacological drugs, such as danazol, have been shown to elongate telomeres. Tim Childers, Popular Mechanics, 19 Nov. 2020 However, danazol carries the risk of potentially severe side effects, such as acne, weight gain and voice changes, which limit its use. idahostatesman, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danazol. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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da·​na·​zol | \ ˈdä-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce danazol (audio) , ˈdan-ə- How to pronounce danazol (audio) , -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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