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FINASTERIDE

(5 alpha,17 beta)-n-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-3-oxo-4-azaandrost-1-ene-17-carboxamide. An orally active testosterone 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. It is used as a surgical alternative for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Pharmacological action: enzyme inhibitors. Chemical name: 4-Azaandrost-1-ene-17-carboxamide, N-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-3-oxo-, (5alpha,17beta)-
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