dihydrotestosterone

noun
di·​hy·​dro·​tes·​tos·​ter·​one | \ (ˌ)dī-ˌhī-drō-te-ˈstä-stə-ˌrōn How to pronounce dihydrotestosterone (audio) \

Definition of dihydrotestosterone

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Two small studies from Spain have also found a correlation between COVID-19 hospitalizations and male-pattern baldness, linked to the powerful androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT). TheWeek, "Men are hospitalized with COVID-19 much more than women, and male hormones may explain why," 9 June 2020 For example, the pair stimulated the androgen receptor by dosing pregnant female mice with dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the most common form of testosterone in the body, or gave them estrogen to prod its receptor. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Talk to the hand. Scientists try to debunk idea that finger length can reveal personality and health," 6 June 2019 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dihydrotestosterone. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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dihydrotestosterone

noun
di·​hy·​dro·​tes·​tos·​ter·​one | \ -te-ˈstäs-tə-ˌrōn How to pronounce dihydrotestosterone (audio) \

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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