Glossary Term:

Título

5-alpha reductase

Phonetic

<b>al</b>-fuh re-<b>duck</b>-tace

Descripción

an enzyme that converts testosterone to a more active hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Drugs such as finasteride (Proscar® or Propecia®) that prevent this conversion are called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. See also prostate, testosterone.