nilutamide

Definition / meaning of nilutamide

A synthetic, nonsteroidal agent with antiandrogenic properties. Nilutamide preferentially binds to androgen receptors and blocks androgen receptor activation by testosterone and other androgens; this agent may inhibit androgen-dependent growth of normal and neoplastic prostate cells.

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

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