NCI Drug Dictionary
The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.
A synthetic androgen derived from ethinyl testosterone. Danazol indirectly reduces estrogen production by decreasing pituitary secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, and binds to sex hormone receptors in target tissues, thereby exhibiting antiestrogenic, anabolic and weakly androgenic effects. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand names: Danocrine
Foreign brand names: Bonzol
Abbreviation: DAN Code name: Win-17757 Chemical structures: (17alpha)-pregna-2,4-dien-20-yno[2,3-d]-isoxazol-17-ol