Dihydrodeoxycorticosterone

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Dihydrodeoxycorticosterone
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Names
IUPAC name
(5α)-21-Hydroxypregnane-3,20-dione
Other names
5α-Dihydro-11-deoxycorticosterone
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3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C21H32O3
Molar mass 332.48 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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5α-Dihydrodeoxycorticosterone (abbreviated as DHDOC), also known as 21-hydroxy-5α-pregnan-20-one, is an endogenous progestogen and neurosteroid.[1] It is synthesized from the adrenal hormone deoxycorticosterone (DOC) by the enzyme 5α-reductase type I.[1] DHDOC is an agonist of the progesterone receptor, as well as a positive allosteric modulator of the GABAA receptor, and is known to have anticonvulsant effects.[1][2]

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