finasteride

noun fi·nas·te·ride \ fə-ˈna-stə-ˌrīd \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of finasteride

: a nitrogenous steroid derivative C23H36N2O2 that is used especially to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and to increase hair growth in male-pattern baldness

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Origin and Etymology of finasteride

fina- (of unknown origin) + testosterone + amide


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finasteride

noun fi·nas·te·ride \ fə-ˈnas-tə-ˌrīd \

medical Definition of finasteride

: a nitrogenous steroid derivative C23H36N2O2 that is used especially to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and to increase hair growth in male-pattern baldness and that acts by inhibiting the enzymatic conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone — see propecia, proscar

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