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Subject: Medroxyprogesterone acetate, Cyproterone acetate, Antiestrogen, Quingestanol acetate, Estradiol enanthate
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(8R,9S,10S,13S,14S)-1,10,13-Trimethyl-7,8,9,11,12, 14,15,16-octahydro-6H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthrene-3,17-dione
Clinical data
Legal status
  • UK: Class C
CAS number  N
ATC code None
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C20H26O2 
Mol. mass 298.419 g/mol

Atamestane is an aromatase inhibitor that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. Atamestane blocks the production of the hormone estrogen in the body.

It is selective.[1]


  1. ^ el Etreby MF (March 1993). "Atamestane: an aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. A short review". J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. 44 (4-6): 565–72.  

External links

  • Atamestane entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".

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