Glossary Term:

Title

anti-androgens

Phonetic

<b>an</b>-tee-<b>AN</b>-druh-jens or <b>an</b>-tie-<b>AN</b>-druh-jens

Description

drugs that block the body’s ability to use androgens (male hormones). They are taken as pills, up to 3 times a day. Anti-androgens are usually used along with orchiectomy (surgery) or LHRH analogs (medicines) to help treat prostate cancer. See also androgen, androgen deprivation therapy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs, orchiectomy.