5 Androsten 3 beta hydroxy 17 one
5 Androsten 3 ol 17 one
Androst-5-en-17-one, 3-hydroxy-, (3beta)-
Prasterone, 3 alpha Isomer
Prasterone, 3 alpha-Isomer
A major C19 steroid produced by the ADRENAL CORTEX. It is also produced in small quantities in the TESTIS and the OVARY. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) can be converted to TESTOSTERONE; ANDROSTENEDIONE; ESTRADIOL; and ESTRONE. Most of DHEA is sulfated (DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE SULFATE) before secretion.