Definition of Ketosteroid

1. Noun. A steroid containing a ketone group.

Specialized synonyms: Androsterone, Estrone, Estronol, Oestrone, Theelin, Cortisone, Cortone Acetate
Generic synonyms: Steroid



Definition of Ketosteroid

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any steroid having a ketone functional group ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ketosteroid

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Medical Definition of Ketosteroid

1. A steroid-like chemical which is a by-product of the breakdown of certain steroids. They are found in urine and measuring them can give a good indication of the level of androgen production in the body. The major ketosteroids are: androsterone, etiocholanone and oestrone. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ketosteroid

ketopyranose
ketopyranoses
ketoreductase
ketoreductases
ketorolac
ketorolac tromethamine
ketos
ketose
ketose-1-phosphate aldolase
ketose reductase
ketoses
ketosis
ketosis-prone diabetes
ketosis-resistant diabetes
ketosis-resistant diabetes mellitus
ketosteroid (current term)
ketosteroids
ketosuccinic
ketosuccinic acid
ketosuria
ketotetrose
ketotetroses
ketotic
ketotifen
ketotriose
ketotrioses
ketoxime
ketoximes
kets

Literary usage of Ketosteroid

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1. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"... effect in adult men than did 10 mg of methyltestosterone, based upon suppression of urinary 17-ketosteroid excretion (Fox et al. 1962). ..."

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