Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Steroids and steroid derivatives
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Androgens and derivatives
Aliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
Androgen-skeleton - 3-oxosteroid - Oxosteroid - 3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid - Trialkylheterosilane - Ketone - Silyl ether - Cyclic ketone - Organoheterosilane - Organic metalloid salt - Organosilicon compound - Organic oxide - Organooxygen compound - Organic metalloid moeity - Organic oxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Hydrocarbon derivative - 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.