dehydroepiandrosterone

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dehydroepiandrosterone

[dē¦hī·drō·e‚pē·ən′dräs·tə ‚rōn]
(organic chemistry)
C19H28O2 Dimorphous crystals with a melting point of 140-141°C, or leaflet crystals with a melting point of 152-153°C; soluble in alcohol, benzene, and ether; used as an androgen.
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"DHEA supplements help by increasing the androgen levels within the ovarian environments to a normal range, which improves egg quality.
For years DHEA has been widely sold -- and is still readily available on the internet without any warnings -- as a dietary supplement, but according to a spokesman for YKAN, the drug law enforcement unit, in 2016 Cyprus included it in the list of anabolic substances.
The review article quoted (3) describes a conference abstract that provided APPI vs APCI comparison data for only testosterone, progesterone, pregnenolone, and dehydroepiandroterone (DHEA).
DHEA and androstenedione levels increased significantly from stage G1 to G2 and then increased at a slower rate from stage G3.
The Pearson correlation analysis showed DHEA had significant negative association with age (r= -0.197).
Mice gained weight during the experiment, but DHEA treated animals gained about 10% more than the controls (Table 2).
Nonetheless we did not measure DHEA level and therefore we exclude the possibility of altered DHEA in these patients.
Recommended dosage of micronized DHEA is 25 mg three times daily.
Another study, in which authors integrated data from four phase 3 clinical trials of postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy treated with vaginal DHEA (n = 723) or placebo (n = 266) for 12 weeks, analyzed serum steroid levels measured at Day 1 and Week 12 by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.
Under the care of a licensed veterinarian, this dog was entered into our research protocol employing high dose oral DHEA (60 mg/kg/day) and ubiquinone (0.1 mg/kg/day), in divided daily doses.
Serum DHEAS and DHEA levels were determined using commercially available radioimmunoassay kits (Beckman Coulter; Indianapolis, Indiana) according to manufacturer directions.
Women who received oral dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) for at least 12 weeks prior to ovarian stimulation had a median of four oocytes retrieved, the same number as those given placebo.