any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics.
- an·dro·gen·ic [an-druh-jen-ik], /ˌæn drəˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjective
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How to use androgen in a sentence
Androgens such as testosterone may be too blunt a tool to serve as a therapy for asthma, but researchers are currently testing the effects of a related hormone, DHEA, that doesn’t have systemic effects.The quest to show that biological sex matters in the immune system | Sandeep Ravindran | August 15, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
This suggests that blocking androgens in men was protective against SARS-CoV-2 infection.
And androgen insensitivity syndrome, which can cause people born with XY chromosomes (male typical) to appear feminine.
British Dictionary definitions for androgen
any of several steroids, produced as hormones by the testes or made synthetically, that promote development of male sexual organs and male secondary sexual characteristics
- androgenic (ˌændrəˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for androgen
Any of several steroid hormones, especially testosterone, that regulate the growth, development, and function of the male reproductive system. The testes are the main source of bodily androgens.
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