dehydroepiandrosterone

noun de·hy·dro·epi·an·dros·ter·one \ (ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drō-ˌe-pē-an-ˈdräs-tə-ˌrōn \

Definition of dehydroepiandrosterone

:a weakly androgenic ketosteroid C19H28O2 secreted by the adrenal glands that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of testosterone and estrogens (such as estradiol); also :a synthetic derivative of this compound abbreviation DHEA

Origin and Etymology of dehydroepiandrosterone

International Scientific Vocabulary de- + hydr- + epi- + androsterone


Medical Dictionary

dehydroepiandrosterone

noun de·hy·dro·epi·an·dros·ter·one \ (ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drō-ˌep-ē-an-ˈdräs-tə-ˌrōn \

medical Definition of dehydroepiandrosterone

:an androgenic ketosteroid C19H28O2 secreted by the adrenal cortex that is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of testosterone abbreviation DHA, DHEA

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