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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

oxandrolone 
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. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Oxandrin