Steroidogenesis inhibitor

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Human steroidogenesis, with the major classes of steroid hormones, individual steroids and enzymatic pathways. Changes in molecular structure from a precursor are highlighted in white.

A steroidogenesis inhibitor is a type of drug which inhibits one or more enzymes involved in steroidogenesis, the biosynthesis of endogenous steroids and steroid hormones. They are similar in effect and use to antigonadotropins, which also suppress steroidogenesis, but work via a different mechanism of action.


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