dihydrotestosterone

noun
di·hy·dro·tes·tos·ter·one | \(ˌ)dī-ˌhī-drō-te-ˈstäs-tə-ˌrōn \

Definition of dihydrotestosterone 

: a biologically active metabolite C19H30O2 of testosterone having similar androgenic activity

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The hormone responsible for hair loss in anyone is dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News, "5 common causes for hair loss in teenage girls," 24 May 2017 One important hormone does play a big role in the condition, however, and that hormone is dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News, "Predicting hair loss no matter your gender," 30 June 2017

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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dihydrotestosterone

noun
di·hy·dro·tes·tos·ter·one | \-te-ˈstäs-tə-ˌrōn \

Medical Definition of dihydrotestosterone 

: a biologically active metabolite C19H30O2 of testosterone having similar androgenic activity and produced in various tissues (as of the skin and prostate) abbreviation DHT

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