Activin - General Information
C18 steroid with androgenic and anabolic properties. It is generally prepared from alkyl ethers of estradiol to resemble testosterone but less one carbon at the 19 position.
Pharmacology of Activin
Activin is an anabolic steroid occurring naturally in the human body, albeit in small quantities. Activin increases production and urinary excretion of erythropoietin. It may also have a direct action on bone marrow. Activin binds to the androgen receptor to a greater degree than testosterone, but due to its inability to act on the muscle in ways unmediated by the receptor, has less overall effect on muscle growth.
Additional information about Activin
Activin Indication: For the treatment of refractory deficient red cell production anemias, breast carcinoma, hereditary angioedema, antithrombin III deficiency, fibrinogen excess, growth failure and Turner's syndrome. It is also indicated in the prophylaxis of hereditary angioedema.
Mechanism Of Action: Activin is an androgen receptor agonist.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: Nandrolone
Synonyms: Nadrolone Phenylpropionate; Nandrolon Phenylpropionate; Nandrolone Phenylpionate; Nandrolone Phenylpropionate; Nortestosterone Phenylpropionate; Norandrostenolone Phenylpropionate; Norandrolone Phenyl Propionate; NPP; NTPP; Testosterone Phenylpropionate; 19NTPP; Nandrolin
Drug Category: Anabolic Agents
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Illicit; Approved
Other Brand Names containing Nandrolone: Activin; Durabol; Durabolin; FTS; Fenobolin; Nandrobolic; Nerobil; Nerobiolil; Nerobolil; Phenobolin; Strabolene; Superanabolon; Deca-Durabolin;
Absorption: Not Available
Toxicity (Overdose): Not Available
Protein Binding: 58%
Biotransformation: Nandrolone is unusual in that unlike most anabolic steroids, it is not broken down into the more reactive DHT by the enzyme 5α-reductase, but rather into a less effective product known as Dihydronandrolone.
Half Life: Not Available
Dosage Forms of Activin: Liquid Intramuscular
Chemical IUPAC Name: (8R,9S,10R,13S,14S,17S)-17-hydroxy-13-methyl-2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17-dodecahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one
Chemical Formula: C18H26O2
Nandrolone on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nandrolone
Organisms Affected: Humans and other mammals