androgen deprivation

Definition / meaning of androgen deprivation

Treatment to suppress or block the production or action of male hormones. This is done by having the testicles removed, by taking female sex hormones, or by taking drugs called antiandrogens. Also called androgen ablation and androgen suppression.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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