Not to be confused with Normethadone.
Clinical data
Routes of
By mouth
ATC code G03DC31 (WHO)
Synonyms 17α-Methylestr-4-en-17β-ol-3-one; Lutenin; Matronal; Metalutin; Methalutin; Methylestrenolone; Methylnortestosterone; Normetandrone; Normethandrolone; Normethisterone; Normethanedrolone; Orgasteron; RU-598; NSC-10039
CAS Number 514-61-4
PubChem (CID) 5284597
ChemSpider 4447645
UNII 743F1Z557A
Chemical and physical data
Formula C19H28O2
Molar mass 288.42 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

Normethandrone (brand names Metalutin, Orgasteron, Lutenin, Matronal), also known as methylestrenolone, normethandrolone, and normethisterone, as well as 17α-methyl-19-nortestosterone or 17α-methylestr-4-en-17β-ol-3-one, is an orally active anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) and progestin.[1][2] It has been marketed since 1957.[3] Normethandrone is the 17α-methylated derivative of nandrolone (19-nortestosterone) and the 17α-methyl variant of norethisterone (17α-ethynyl-19-nortestosterone).

See also


  1. J. Elks (14 November 2014). The Dictionary of Drugs: Chemical Data: Chemical Data, Structures and Bibliographies. Springer. pp. 888–. ISBN 978-1-4757-2085-3.
  2. Begni-Calvet, D. (1959). "Two properties of methylestrenolone (17-alpha-methyl-19-nortestosterone): Its effectiveness in the treatment of dysmenorrhea, its anabolic action". Gynecologie pratique. 10: 261–272. PMID 13798272.
  3. United States. Patent Office (1957). Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office. U.S. Patent Office.

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