Endocrine System

What is an antiandrogen?

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  • An antiandrogen is a substance that prevents cells from making or using androgens (hormones that play a role in the formation of male sex characteristics). Antiandrogens may stop some cancer cells from growing. Some antiandrogens are used to treat prostate cancer, and others are being studied for this use. An antiandrogen is a type of hormone antagonist.

    This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.


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