danazol

danazol

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da·na·zol 'dä-nə-.zōl, 'dan-ə-, -.zȯl n a synthetic androgenic derivative C22H27NO2 of ethisterone that suppresses gonadotropin secretion by the adenohypophysis and is used esp. in the treatment of endometriosis

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n.
a synthetic progestogen that inhibits the secretion by the pituitary gland of gonadotrophins. It is used to treat precocious puberty, breast enlargement in males (gynaecomastia), excessively heavy menstrual periods, and endometriosis. It is administered by mouth. Possible side-effects include nausea, swelling of the feet and ankles, weight gain, oiliness of the skin, and, in women, excessive growth of facial and body hair. Trade name: Danol.

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dan·a·zol (danґə-zol) [USP] an anterior pituitary suppressant used in the treatment of endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease, and gynecomastia and the prophylaxis of attacks of hereditary angioedema; administered orally.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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