Effective against male hormones
A drug that blocks that activity of male hormones circulating in the blood.
a compound used to block the production or inhibit the action of male sex hormones.
(an-tee-AN-dro-jen) A drug used to block the production or interfere with the action of male sex hormones.
The medical term for a substance that counteracts male hormones (androgens). Sometimes they only work against specific androgens, sometimes against multiple androgens. There are two main types of antiandrogens, androgen blockers and androgen inhibitors. Blockers prevent male hormones from binding to receptors by using those receptors themselves. In this way the male hormone still exists, but is unable to do what it was going to do. Inhibitors prevent one hormone (such as Testerone) from being converted to another male hormone, such as DHT. Since these other male hormones do a lot of the real work (damage), preventing them from being produced often prevents them from doing damage.
substance that blocks the effects of androgens, normally by blocking the receptor sites.
drugs that fight prostate cancer by blocking the action of testosterone.
A drug that blocks the action of male sex hormones.
Oral agents such as flutamide (Eulexin), bicalutamide (Casodex), and nilutamide that block the action of testosterone and its active metabolite dihydrotestosterone (DHT) at the cellular level by interfering with androgen receptor interactions.
Antihormone agents that used to block the production of male hormones.
An agent that blocks the action of androgens by preventing their attachment to receptor cells, interfering with their metabolism, or decreasing their production in the body.
A substance which interferes with the function of an androgen, or male sex hormone, by taking over the androgen's receptors preventing their attachment to receptor cells, interfering with their metabolism, or decreasing their production in the body.
a compound (usually a synthetic pharmaceutical drug) which blocks or otherwise interferes with the normal action of androgens.
An antiandrogen blocks the effects of androgens, normally by blocking the receptor sites.
An antiandrogen, or androgen antagonist, is any of a group of hormone receptor antagonist compounds that are capable of preventing or inhibiting the biologic effects of androgens, male sex hormones, on normally responsive tissues in the body (see androgen insensitivity syndrome). Antiandrogens usually work by blocking the appropriate receptors, competing for binding sites on the cell's surface, obstructing the androgens' pathway.