One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A naturally occurring steroid hormone, also available as a dietary supplement, believed to increase levels of serum testosterone.Also called andro
- ‘Androgenic products, namely androstenedione, are testosterone precursors, and transform to this hormone in the body.’
- ‘Examples of ergogenic aids are creatine, androstenedione, anabolic steroids, major pain medication, barbiturates, and amphetamines.’
- ‘But all three substances - creatine, androstenedione, and anabolic steroids - increase a naturally occurring substance in the body to promote the building of muscle tissue.’
- ‘In one study, coral homogenates metabolized estradiol into estrone and testosterone into androstenedione and androstanedione.’
- ‘Synthesis of testosterone and androstenedione from cholesterol occurs by the same pathways as indicated for synthesis of the male sex hormones.’
1930s: from androsterone + -ene + di- + -one.
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