Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Steroids and steroid derivatives
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Androgens and derivatives
Aliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
Androgen-skeleton - Oxosteroid - 17-oxosteroid - 3-oxosteroid - 3-oxo-delta-4-steroid - Delta-4-steroid - Cyclohexenone - Cyclic ketone - Ketone - Organic oxygen compound - Organic oxide - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organooxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Aliphatic homopolycyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as androgens and derivatives. These are 3-hydroxylated C19 steroid hormones. They are known to favor the development of masculine characteristics. They also show profound effects on scalp and body hair in humans.