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Oxandrolone (Code C29306)

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Preferred Name: Oxandrolone

Definition: A synthetic, anabolic steroid hormone analog of testosterone. Similar to testosterone, oxandrolone binds to and activates specific nuclear receptors. This agent may be used for testosterone replacement therapy in hypogonadal men, in HIV-wasting syndrome, and in other conditions in order to increase nitrogen retention and fat-free muscle mass. (NCI04)

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A drug used to help patients gain weight after injury, chronic infection, or severe illness. It belongs to the family of drugs called anabolic steroids.

Label: Oxandrolone

NCI Thesaurus Code: C29306 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0029995  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 53-39-4 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
ChEBI ID CHEBI:7820 (see ChEBI info)
NSC Code 67068 (see NCI DTP info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 331866
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 331866 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0029995

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Accepted_Therapeutic_Use_For Bone pain; Duchenne's and Becker muscular dystrophy; HIV-associated muscle weakness; Wasting syndrome, treatment including HIV-related
Chemical_Formula C19H30O3
code C29306
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Oxandrolone
Semantic_Type Organic Chemical
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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