finasteride

[ fi-nas-tuh-rahyd ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a drug, C23H36N2O2, that inhibits testosterone metabolism, used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and male pattern baldness.

Origin of finasteride

1
First recorded in 1985–90; fina- (of unknown origin) + (testo)ster(one) + (am)ide

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