Antiandrogen
Antiandrogens, or androgen antagonists, first discovered in the 1960s, prevent androgens from expressing their biological effects on responsive tissues. Antiandrogens alter the androgen pathway by blo...
Aromatase inhibitor
Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are a class of drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer and ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women and gynecomastia in men. They may also be used off-label to reduce inc...
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Glucocorticoid
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are a class of steroid hormones that bind to the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), which is present in almost every vertebrate animal cell. The name glucocorticoid (glucose + cortex...
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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist
A gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist, GnRH–A) is a synthetic peptide modeled after the hypothalamic neurohormone GnRH that interacts with the gonadotropin-releasing hormone recepto...
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist
Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists (receptor blockers) are a class of compounds that are similar in structure to natural GnRH (a hormone made by neurons in the hypothalamus ) but that ...
Hormonal contraception
Hormonal contraception refers to birth control methods that act on the endocrine system. Almost all methods are composed of steroid hormones, although in India one selective estrogen receptor modulat...
Mineralocorticoid
Mineralocorticoids are a class of steroid hormones characterized by their influence on salt and water balances. The primary mineralocorticoid is aldosterone.
The name mineralocorticoid derives fro...
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Selective estrogen receptor modulator
Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are a class of compounds that act on the estrogen receptor. A characteristic that distinguishes these substances from pure receptor agonists and antagon...
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Danazol
Danazol is a derivative of the synthetic steroid ethisterone that suppresses the production of gonadotrophins and has some weak androgenic effects. Before becoming available as a generic drug, danazol...
Octreotate
Octreotate or octreotide acid is a somatostatin analogue that is closely related to octreotide. Its amino acid sequence isH--Phe-Cys-Phe--Trp-Lys-Thr-Cys-Thr-OHwhile octreotide has the terminal threon...
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Leuprorelin
Leuprorelin (INN) or leuprolide acetate (USAN) is a GnRH analog. Proper Sequence: Pyr-His-Trp-Ser-Tyr-D-Leu-Leu-Arg-Pro-NHEt (Pyr = L-Pyroglutamyl)
Leuprolide acts as an agonist at pituita...
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Tolvaptan
Tolvaptan (INN), also known as OPC-41061, is a selective, competitive vasopressin receptor 2 antagonist used to treat hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels) associated with congestive heart failure, c...
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Levothyroxine
Levothyroxine (INN, USAN) or -thyroxine is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is chemically identical to thyroxine (T4), which is naturally secreted by the follicular cells of the thyroid gland. It is ...
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Desiccated thyroid extract
Desiccated thyroid or thyroid extract, refers to porcine or bovine thyroid glands, dried and powdered for therapeutic use. Animal extract thyroid preparations were developed in the late 19th century, ...
Fadrozole
Fadrozole (INN, marketed as Afema by Novartis) is an aromatase inhibitor that has been introduced in Japan for the treatment of breast cancer.It is selective.
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Idoxifene
Idoxifene is a non-steroidal estrogen antagonist. It is structurally analogous to tamoxifen.
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Hormone antagonist
For the use of hormone antagonists in cancer, see hormonal therapy (oncology)A hormone antagonist is a specific type of receptor antagonist which acts upon hormone receptors. Such pharmaceutical drugs...
Melanocyte-stimulating hormone
The melanocyte-stimulating hormones (collectively referred to as MSH or intermedins) are a class of peptide hormones that are produced by cells in the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland. Synthet...
Cyproterone
Cyproterone (INN) is a steroidal antiandrogen that was never marketed. An acylated derivative, cyproterone acetate, is widely used clinically as an antiandrogen and progestin.While cyproterone is som...
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Afamelanotide
Afamelanotide /ˌæfəmɛˈlænɵtaɪd/, originally developed at the University of Arizona, is a synthetic analog of the naturally occurring melanocortin peptide hormone alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (...
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