Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Steroids and steroid derivatives
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Androgens and derivatives
Halogenated steroids 3-hydroxy delta-4-steroids 3-alpha-hydroxysteroids 17-oxosteroids Delta-4-steroids Secondary alcohols Ketones Chlorohydrins Vinyl chlorides Chloroalkenes Organochlorides Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives
Aliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
Androgen-skeleton - 3-hydroxy-delta-4-steroid - 3-hydroxysteroid - 3-alpha-hydroxysteroid - 4-halo-steroid - Halo-steroid - Oxosteroid - 17-oxosteroid - Hydroxysteroid - Delta-4-steroid - Chlorohydrin - Secondary alcohol - Halohydrin - Ketone - Chloroalkene - Haloalkene - Vinyl halide - Vinyl chloride - Alcohol - Organic oxide - Organic oxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organooxygen compound - Organochloride - Organohalogen 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.