Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Steroids and steroid derivatives
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Androgens and derivatives
3-beta-hydroxysteroids 3-beta-hydroxy delta-5-steroids Delta-5-steroids Trialkylheterosilanes Silyl ethers Secondary alcohols Cyclic alcohols and derivatives Organic metalloid salts Hydrocarbon derivatives
Aliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
Androgen-skeleton - 3-hydroxy-delta-5-steroid - 3-hydroxysteroid - 3-beta-hydroxysteroid - 3-beta-hydroxy-delta-5-steroid - Hydroxysteroid - Delta-5-steroid - Trialkylheterosilane - Cyclic alcohol - Silyl ether - Secondary alcohol - Organic metalloid salt - Organoheterosilane - Organic metalloid moeity - Organosilicon compound - Organic oxygen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Alcohol - Organooxygen compound - 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.