Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Steroids and steroid derivatives
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Androgens and derivatives
Halogenated steroids 3-oxo-4-azasteroids 4-azasteroids and derivatives Quinolidines Piperidinones Delta lactams Carboxylic acids and derivatives Azacyclic compounds Organonitrogen compounds Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Carbonyl compounds
Aliphatic heteropolycyclic compounds
Androgen-skeleton - 3-oxosteroid - 4-halo-steroid - 3-oxo-4-azasteroid - Oxosteroid - Halo-steroid - 4-azasteroid - Azasteroid - Quinolidine - Delta-lactam - Piperidinone - Piperidine - Lactam - Carboxylic acid derivative - Azacycle - Organoheterocyclic compound - Organic nitrogen compound - Carbonyl group - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic oxide - Organic oxygen compound - Organooxygen compound - Organonitrogen 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.