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Definition of the noun Finasteride

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  1. [medicine] An antiandrogen pharmaceutical used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and androgenic alopecia


Finasteride a.k.a. Propecia is a drug for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and male pattern baldness.


Finasteride: A synthetic 4-azasteroid compound. Finasteride competitively binds to and inhibits steroid type II 5-alpha-reductase in the prostate gland, liver, and skin, thereby interfering with the enzymatic conversion of testosterone to 5-dihydrotestosterone and reducing serum DHT levels. The reduction in serum DHT levels results in diminished stimulation of androgen receptors in the nuclei of prostate cells and, so, diminished prostate cell proliferation.

  • also known as ฟิแนสเทอไรด์, ฟีแนสเตอร์ไรด์, ไฟแนสเตอรายด์, 非那斯特莱

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Google previewHandbook of Hair in Health and Disease (2012)

by Victor R. Preedy

Finasteride is a 5-α-reductase type 2 inhibitor but it also has activity on the sebaceous gland.

Finasteride is an efficient antiandrogen in women with improvement in Handbook of hair in health and disease 89 4.

Google previewAIPGMEE 2007 (2014)

Rapid Review by Dr. Paresh Koli

Finasteride is a 5 alpha reductase inhibitor. 6. Apomorphine, Alprostadil and PGE1 analogues may be used in erectile dysfunction. 7. Orlistat and Sibutramine are used in obesity. 8. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. 9. PGE1 agonist is ...

Google previewMilady Standard Natural Hair Care & Braiding (2013)

by Diane Carol Bailey, Diane Da Costa

Finasteride is an oral prescription medication for men only. Although finasteride is more effective and convenient than minoxidil, possible side effects include weight gain and loss of sexual function. Women may not use this treatment, and ...

Google previewHormone Replacement Therapy (1999)

by A. Wayne Meikle

Finasteride is a type 2 inhibitor; therefore, it also is possible that type 1 50- reductase activity in the brain could be responsible for maintaining libido and erectile function. Studies with GI198745 (unpublished) indicate a comparable incidence of ...

Google previewWhat Nurses Know...PCOS (2010)

by Karen Roush, RN, MSN, FNP

Finasteride is an antiandrogen that has been used with some success in men with alopecia. It is not approved by the FDA for use in women, but it is sometimes prescribed offlabel for alopecia in women with PCOS. However, remember from ...

Google previewMilady’s Standard Cosmetology 2008 (2007)

by Milady

Finasteride is an oral prescription medication for men only. Although finasteride is more effective and convenient than minoxidil, possible side effects include weight gain and loss of sexual function. Women may not use this treatment, and ...

Google previewThe Genetics of Cancer (2012)

by B.A. Ponder, Michael Waring

Finasteride is a 5a. reductase inhibitor previously used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy and it is being piloted in a randomized controlled trial in the USA to assess whether it can reduce mortality from prostate cancer. Men at increased risk ...

Google previewSaunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs (2010)

Small and Large Animal by Mark G. Papich

Finasteride. fin-ass′ter-ide Trade and Other Names: Proscar Functional Classification: Hormone antagonist Pharmacology and Mechanism of Action Finasteride is a synthetic steroid type-II 5 alpha reductase inhibitor. It inhibits conversion of ...

Google previewIntercollegiate MRCS (2006)

Single Best Answer Practice Papers by Irfan Halim, Kimberley Lammin

Finasteride is a 5-a reductase inhibitor. By blocking the action of 5-a reductase, it reduces the formation of dihydrotestosterone, therefore reducing the stimulatory effect this has on prostate gland growth. Oxybutynin is an anticholinergic agent ...

Google previewDrugs in Palliative Care (2012)

by Andrew Dickman

Finasteride is a competitive and specific inhibitor of 5 αreductase, an intracellular enzyme that converts testosterone into the more potent dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Inhibition results in significant decreases in serum and tissue ...

Google previewTextbook for MRCOG - 1 (2016)

Basic Sciences in Obstetrics & Gynaecology by Richa Saxena

Finasteride is a synthetic chemical that inhibits (type 2) 5α-reductase. T Flutamide : This is an anti-androgen that binds to androgen receptors. There are some concerns about its hepatotoxicity. T Eflornithine: Polyamines are critical components ...

Google previewPharmacology, Principles and Applications (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Finasteride: Finasteride is a synthetic 5alphareductase inhibitor, ...

Google previewTherapeutic Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (2005)

by Roger S. Kirby, John D. McConnell, John Fitzpatrick, Claus G. Roehrborn, Michael Wyllie, Peter Boyle

Finasteride is an inhibitor of the type II isozyme of 5α-reductase, which effectively reduces ...

Google previewCollege Algebra, An Early Functions Approach (2016)

Mathematics, Algebra by CTI Reviews

Finasteride is a synthetic 5- aIpha-reductase inhibitor, an inhibitor of the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Finasteride is approved for the treatment of benign ...

Google previewMaster the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK (2017)

by Conrad Fischer

Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that is not helpful for prostate cancer. Finasteride is used for benign prostatic hypertrophy and male pattern hair loss. Ketoconazole is a second-line agent in inhibiting androgens. The fastest way to ...

Google previewPharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals (2010)

by Barbara Gladson

Finasteride is a 5-reductase inhibitor that is used for treating benign prostatic hypertrophy.65 This results in a decrease in the formation of DHT by the prostate, a subsequent decrease in prostate size, and improvement in urinary flow.

Google previewDermatology (2012)

by Jean L. Bolognia, Joseph L. Jorizzo, Julie V. Schaffer

Finasteride is a potent nonsteroidal antiandrogen (pregnancy category X) that acts by inhibiting 5-α-reductase type 2, blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT. When 72 patients with persistent adrenarche syndrome were treated with ...

Google previewAcne (2015)

Causes and Practical Management by F. William Danby

Finasteride is an inhibitor of the 5α-reductase Type 2 enzyme, and it has been proven useful at a dose of 5 mg daily for inhibiting prostatic hyperplasia and at a dose of 1 mg daily for slowing male pattern baldness.

Google previewEuropean Handbook of Dermatological Treatments (2003)

by Andreas D. Katsambas, Torello M. Lotti

Finasteride is a potent specific inhibitor of the 5a-reductase type II. It is used orally for the treatment of androgenic alopecia in men at the dosage of 1 mg o.d. At this dosage, it has been shown to lower DHT levels in the scalp and in ...

Google previewInstant Pharmacology (1999)

by Kourosh Saeb-Parsy

Finasteride is an androgen synthesis inhibitor. USES: Finasteride is primarily used in the management of urinary retention due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. It may also be beneficial in the treatment of hirsutism in women and ...

Google previewKumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine E-Book (2012)

by Parveen Kumar, Michael L Clark

Finasteride is a competitive inhibitor of 5α-reductase, which is the enzyme involved in the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. This is the androgen primarily responsible for prostatic growth and enlargement. Finasteride ...

Google previewBoard Buster Step 1 (2007)

by Stanley Zaslau

Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor used in the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH); it blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydroxytestosterone (DHT) in target tissues. Since DHT is the major intracellular ...

Google previewMilady's Standard Cosmetology (2002)

by Arlene Alpert, Margrit Altenburg, Diane Bailey

Finasteride is an oral prescription medication for men only. Although finasteride is more effective and convenient than minoxidil, possible side effects include weight gain and loss of sexual function. Women may not use this treatment, and ...

Google previewDesk Reference of Clinical Pharmacology, Second Edition (2007)

by Manuchair Ebadi

FINASTERIDE (Propecia tablets 1 mg) Finasteride is an androgen hormone inhibitor that inhibits conversion of...

Finasteride is a potent 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor that has shown limited success in men treated for benign prostatic hyperplasia ...

Google previewLehne's Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Providers (2017)

by Laura Rosenthal, Jacqueline Burchum

Finasteride is an oral drug with two indications: androgenic alopecia ( malepattern baldness) and BPH. For treatment of...

Finasteride is a teratogen that can cause genitourinary abnormalities in males exposed to the drug in utero. Accordingly ...

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