medical castration

medical castration
Refers to the use of drugs to suppress the function of the ovaries or testicles.

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  • castration — See castrater. * * * or neutering Removal of the testes. The procedure stops most production of the hormone testosterone. If done before puberty, it prevents the development of functioning adult sex organs. Castration after sexual maturity makes… …   Universalium

  • Medical experimentation in Africa — African countries have been sites for clinical trials by large pharmaceutical companies.[1] There have been reports of unethical experimentation and unethical clinical trials in Africa and improper informed consent methods.[2] The African Charter …   Wikipedia

  • Chemical castration — is the administration of medication designed to reduce libido and sexual activity, usually in the hope of preventing rapists, child molesters and other sex offenders from repeating their crimes. Unlike surgical castration, where the testicles or… …   Wikipedia

  • NAZI MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS — During the Nazi regime a series of medical experiments were carried out, some even before the war, to advance German medicine without the consent of the patients upon whom the experiments were conducted and with total disregard for their… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • chemical castration — noun A medical treatment using a hormonal drug to inhibit the function of a mans testes, intended to have the same effect on the sex drive as surgical castration. It is typically used on sex offenders as a punishment and/or preventative measure,… …   Wiktionary

  • Bicalutamide — Systematic (IUPAC) name N [4 cyano 3 (trifluoromethyl)phenyl] 3 [(4 fluorophenyl)sulfonyl] 2 hydroxy 2 methylpropanamide Clinical data Trade names …   Wikipedia

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