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androgen
The general name for any male sex hormone, of which testosterone is the most important.
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androgen, androgenic
1. Any substance that conduces to masculinization, such as the testicular hormone.
2. A substance, as a male sex hormone, capable of developing and maintaining certain male sexual characteristics.
3. Generic term for an agent, usually a hormone (e.g., androsterone, testosterone), that stimulates activity of the accessory male sex organs, encourages development of male sex characteristics, or prevents changes in the latter that follow castration; natural androgen’s are steroids, derivatives of androstane.