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finasteride

[ fi-nas-tuh-rahyd ]
/ fɪˈnæs təˌraɪd /
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noun Pharmacology.

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

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Origin of finasteride

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

finasteride
[ fə-năstə-rīd′ ]

n.

A synthetic androgen inhibitor used primarily in men for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and androgenic alopecia.
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