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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


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


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 previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

adrenalectomy 53 adrenosterone sessed for distention and return of bowel sounds. Physical and psychological stresses must be kept to a minimum. Steroid medications may not be needed or may be discontinued in a few months to a year ...

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 ...

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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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