Meaning 5-alpha reductase
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5-alpha reductase


A chemical that changes the sex hormone testosterone into a substance called dihydrotestosterone. This hormone can cause the prostate gland to grow abnormally.
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5-alpha reductase


Abbreviations: 5AR Definition: (AL-fha ree-DUK-tase) An enzyme which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that stimulates the growth of the prostate gland. May be spelled with or without [..]
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