danazol

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

Definition of danazol

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

Origin and Etymology of danazol

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


First Known Use: 1974


Medical Dictionary

danazol

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

Medical Definition of danazol

  1. :  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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