dehydroepiandrosterone

/ (diːˌhaɪdrəʊˌɛpɪænˈdrɒstəˌrəʊn) /

noun

the most abundant steroid in the human body, that is involved in the manufacture of testosterone, oestrogen, progesterone, and corticosteroine

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Medical definitions for dehydroepiandrosterone

dehydroepiandrosterone
[ dē-hī′drō-ĕp′ē-ăn-drŏstə-rōn′ ]

n.

An androgenic steroid secreted largely by the adrenal cortex and found in human urine.
A synthetic preparation of this hormone, used as a dietary supplement.
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