Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Steroids and steroid derivatives
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Androgens and derivatives
3-oxo-5-alpha-steroids 3-oxo-4-azasteroids 4-azasteroids and derivatives Secondary carboxylic acid amides Lactams Azacyclic compounds Organonitrogen compounds Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Carbonyl compounds
Aliphatic heteropolycyclic compounds
Androgen-skeleton - 3-oxosteroid - 3-oxo-4-azasteroid - 3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid - Oxosteroid - 4-azasteroid - Azasteroid - Secondary carboxylic acid amide - Carboxamide group - Lactam - Azacycle - Organoheterocyclic compound - Carboxylic acid derivative - Organic nitrogen compound - Organonitrogen compound - Organooxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic oxide - Organic oxygen compound - Aliphatic heteropolycyclic 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.