androgen
Any hormone that stimulates the development of male secondary sexual characteristics, and contributes to the control of sexual activity in vertebrate animals. Usually synthesized in the testis.

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  • Androgen — Androgen, also called androgenic hormone or testoid, is the generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of male characteristics in vertebrates by… …   Wikipedia

  • androgen — ANDROGÉN, Ă, androgeni, e, adj. Care se referă la caracterele sexuale masculine, care provoacă în organism modificări cu caracter masculinizant. – Din fr. androgène. Trimis de ana zecheru, 21.07.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  androgén adj. m., pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • androgen — n. 1. a hormone, such as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes development and maintenance of typical male sexual characteristics. They are mostly produced in the testes. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • androgen — androgen. См. андроген. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • androgen — (n.) male sex hormone, 1936, from ANDRO (Cf. andro ) + GEN (Cf. gen) …   Etymology dictionary

  • androgen — [an′drō jən, an′drəjən] n. a type of natural or artificial steroid that acts as a male sex hormone androgenic [an′drəjen′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Androgen — Androgene (von griechisch andro „männlich“; gen „erzeugend“) sind Sexualhormone, die eine virilisierende (von lateinisch virilis „männlich“) Wirkung besitzen. Strukturformel von Androstan (10β,13β Dimethyl gonan). Ihr Grundgerüst ist das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • androgen — androgenic /an dreuh jen ik/, adj. /an dreuh jeuhn, jen /, n. Biochem. any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics. [1935 40; ANDRO + GEN] * * * Any of a group of hormones that mainly influence the… …   Universalium

  • Androgen — A male sex hormone that promotes the development and maintenance of the male sex characteristics. The major androgen is testosterone. * * * Generic term for an agent, usually a hormone ( e.g., androsterone, testosterone), that stimulates activity …   Medical dictionary

  • androgen — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1936 a male sex hormone (as testosterone) • androgenic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • androgen — General term for any male sex hormone in vertebrates …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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