Finasteride meaning

fə-năs'tə-rīd'
A synthetic androgen inhibitor used primarily in men for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and androgenetic alopecia.
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A white, crystalline drug, C23H36N2O2, that reduces the amount of testosterone produced by the body, used to treat BPH and male-pattern baldness.
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A synthetic androgen inhibitor used primarily in men for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and androgenetic alopecia.
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(medicine) An antiandrogen pharmaceutical used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and androgenic alopecia.
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Origin of finasteride

  • fin- (alteration of (al)ph(a-reductase) in(hibitor)) (az)aster(oid) steroid containing azine (alteration of azo–) (steroid) (am)ide
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition