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Definition of Antiandrogen

Antiandrogen: A drug that blocks the action of androgens (male sex hormones). Antiandrogens are sometimes used in the treatment of prostate cancer. The antiandrogens currently available include flutamide (Eulexin), bicalutamide (Casodex), and nilutamide (Nilandron).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9824
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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