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Adrenosterone

Definition of the noun adrenosterone

What does adrenosterone mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a steroid having androgenic activity; obtained from the cortex of the adrenal gland
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: endocrine / hormone / internal secretion = the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

Alternative definition of the noun adrenosterone

noun

  1. [hormone] A hormone, originally isolated from the adrenal cortex that has weak androgenic effects

Explanation

Adrenosterone is a steroid hormone with weak androgenic effect. It was first isolated in 1936 from the adrenal cortex by Tadeus Reichstein at the Pharmaceutical Institute in the University of Basel. Originally, adrenosterone was called Reichstein's substance G. Adrenosterone occurs in trace amounts in humans as well as most mammals and in larger amounts in fish, where it is a precursor to the primary androgen, 11-ketotestosterone.

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

CH3 HN NH CH3O 43 Adrenosterone • Aerococcus Adrenosterone ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

adrenosterone (ad-ran-os' -ter-6n): A male sex hormone present in the adrenal cortex. adsorbate (ad-sor' -bat): A substance that adheres to the surface of another substance ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents (2012)

Properties and Synonyms by I.K. Morton, Judith M. Hall

adrenosterone (Reichstein's substance G) is a coRTICOSTEROID, a constituent of the adrenal cortex. It has AROMATASE INHIBITOR (oestrogen synthetase inhibitor) activity ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Among them there are a number of hormones with androgenic activity, such as adrenosterone and 17o-hydroxyprogesterone, which are discussed under the sex hormones later in this entry. In all, over ten steroids have been identified in the ...

Google previewPocket dictionary of biochemistry (2000)

by Peter Reuter

adrenosterone 248 adrenosterone n Adrenosteron nt. adrenotrophic adj.

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Scrabble value of A1D2R1E1N1O1S1T1E1R1O1N1E1

The value of this 13-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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