Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Steroids and steroid derivatives
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Androgens and derivatives
3-beta-hydroxysteroids 3-beta-hydroxy delta-5-steroids 17-oxosteroids 16-alpha-hydroxysteroids Delta-5-steroids Secondary alcohols Ketones Cyclic alcohols and derivatives Primary alcohols Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives
Aliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
Androgen-skeleton - 19-hydroxysteroid - 3-hydroxy-delta-5-steroid - 3-hydroxysteroid - 3-beta-hydroxysteroid - 16-hydroxysteroid - 16-alpha-hydroxysteroid - 3-beta-hydroxy-delta-5-steroid - Oxosteroid - 17-oxosteroid - Hydroxysteroid - Delta-5-steroid - Cyclic alcohol - Secondary alcohol - Ketone - Organic oxygen compound - Organooxygen compound - Primary alcohol - Carbonyl group - Hydrocarbon derivative - Alcohol - Organic oxide - 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.