Definition of Aminoglutethimide

1. Noun. An antisteroid drug that blocks the production of steroids derived from cholesterol and is used in the treatment of Cushing's syndrome and metastatic breast cancer. ¹



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Medical Definition of Aminoglutethimide

1. An aromatase inhibitor that produces a state of "medical" adrenalectomy by blocking the production of adrenal steroids. It also blocks the conversion of androgens to oestrogens. Aminoglutethimide has been used in the treatment of advanced breast and prostate cancer. It was formerly used for its weak anticonvulsant properties. Pharmacological action: adrenergic agents, antineoplastic agent, hormonal, enzyme inhibitors. Chemical name: 2,6-Piperidinedione, 3-(4-aminophenyl)-3-ethyl- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aminoglutethimide

aminodeoxychorismate lyase
aminodeoxychorismate synthase
aminodeoxysugar
aminodiphosphine
aminoethane
aminoethanoic acid
aminoethanol
aminoethanols
aminoethoxy
aminoethoxys
aminoethyl
aminoethylphosphonic acid
aminoethylpiperazine
aminoethyls
aminoffite
aminoglutethimide (current term)
aminoglycan
aminoglycoside
aminoglycoside 3'-phosphotransferase
aminoglycoside 6-adenylyltransferase
aminoglycoside N(3')-acetyltransferase
aminoglycoside N(6')-acetyltransferase
aminoglycoside N1-acetyltransferase
aminoglycoside acetyltransferase
aminoglycoside phosphoribosyltransferase
aminoglycosides
aminoguanidine
aminohexanoic
aminohexanoic acid
aminohexyl

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