Meaning of finasteride in English:

finasteride

Pronunciation /fɪˈnastərʌɪd/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A drug that inhibits the conversion of testosterone to the more potent dihydrotesterone in the human prostate gland and hair follicles, used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and male-pattern baldness.

    Chemical name: N-tert-butyl-3-oxo-4-aza-5α-androst-1-ene-17β-carbamate.

Origin

1980s. From a first element of unknown origin + ster- + -ide.