Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Steroids and steroid derivatives
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Androgens and derivatives
Aliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
Androgen-skeleton - 3-hydroxy-delta-4-steroid - 3-hydroxysteroid - 3-alpha-hydroxysteroid - Oxosteroid - 17-oxosteroid - Hydroxysteroid - Delta-4-steroid - Secondary alcohol - Ketone - Organic oxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Hydrocarbon derivative - Alcohol - Organooxygen compound - Organic oxide - 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.