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Cyproterone acetate

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Cyproterone acetate

(Science: chemical) An agent with anti-androgen and progestational properties. It is used in the treatment of male sex offenders, precocious puberty, prostatic and ovarian cancer, and severe hirsutism.

Pharmacological action: androgen antagonists, antineoplastic agent, contraceptive agents, male, progestational hormones, synthetic.

chemical name: 3'H-Cyclopropa(1,2)pregna-1,4,6-triene-3,20-dione, 17-(acetyloxy)-6-chloro-1,2-dihydro-, (1beta,2beta)-