19-Nortestosterone

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19-Nortestosterone, also known as nandrolone, is a synthetic anabolic steroid that is derived from testosterone. It is used in the treatment of various medical conditions, including anemia, osteoporosis, and some forms of neoplasia including breast cancer, and also acts as a progestin-based contraceptive.

Chemical Structure[edit | edit source]

19-Nortestosterone is a modified form of testosterone where the 19th carbon atom has been removed. This modification results in a steroid that is more anabolic than testosterone, with less androgenic effects.

Medical Uses[edit | edit source]

19-Nortestosterone is used in medicine for its anabolic effects. It is used to treat anemia by stimulating the production of red blood cells, and is also used in the treatment of osteoporosis and some forms of neoplasia. In addition, it is used as a progestin-based contraceptive.

Side Effects[edit | edit source]

Like all anabolic steroids, 19-Nortestosterone can have significant side effects. These can include cardiovascular problems, changes in mood and behavior, and effects on the liver. It can also cause changes in the menstrual cycle in women, and can cause masculinization in women and feminization in men.

See Also[edit | edit source]

19-Nortestosterone Resources
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