Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Steroids and steroid derivatives
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Androgens and derivatives
Aromatic homopolycyclic compounds
Androgen-skeleton - 3-oxo-delta-4-steroid - 3-oxosteroid - 17-oxosteroid - Oxosteroid - Delta-4-steroid - Cyclohexenone - Monocyclic benzene moiety - Benzenoid - Ketone - Cyclic ketone - Organic oxide - Carbonyl group - Organic oxygen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organooxygen compound - Aromatic 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.