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Virilism (Virilization) Summary

Description: Development of male secondary SEX CHARACTERISTICS in the FEMALE. It is due to the effects of androgenic metabolites of precursors from endogenous or exogenous sources, such as ADRENAL GLANDS or therapeutic drugs.

Also Known As: Virilization; Androgenization

Networked: 933 relevant articles (31 outcomes, 49 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Virilism

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Testosterone (Sustanon) : 7 outcomes 10 studies in 253 results : FDA 13
  2. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 6 outcomes in 37 results : FDA 77 Generic
  3. Androgens : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 103 results : IBA
  4. Dihydrotestosterone (Androstanolone) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 33 results : IBA
  5. Gonadotropins : 2 outcomes 1 study in 24 results : IBA
  6. Steroid 21-Hydroxylase (21 Hydroxylase) : 2 outcomes in 61 results : IBA
  7. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) : 1 outcome 1 study in 26 results : FDA 176 Generic
  8. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) : 1 outcome 1 study in 21 results : FDA 2
  9. 17-alpha-Hydroxyprogesterone (17 Hydroxyprogesterone) : 1 outcome 1 study in 17 results : IBA
  10. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) : 1 outcome 1 study in 17 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Virilism

  1. Hirsutism
  2. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  3. Hyperandrogenism
  4. Cushing Syndrome
  5. Gynecomastia
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Key Therapies for Virilism

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  1. Castration : 1 outcome 2 studies in 24 results
  2. Orchiectomy (Orchidectomy) : 1 outcome 1 study in 18 results
  3. Injections : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results
  4. Adrenalectomy : 1 outcome in 9 results
  5. Ganglionectomy : 1 outcome in 1 result
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