Description: 17-Methyltestosterone, a synthetic derivative of testosterone, is an androgen and anabolic steroid (AAS) medication. It is mainly used in the treatment of low testosterone levels in men, delayed puberty in boys, at low doses as a component of menopausal hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, osteoporosis, and low sexual desire in women, and to treat breast cancer in women (1-3). It appears as white or creamy white crystals or powder, which is soluble in various organic sol vents but is practically insoluble in water. It should be subject to oral administration.
Methyltestosterone was first discovered in 1935 and was introduced for medical use in 1936. It was synthesized shortly after the discovery of testosterone, being one of the first synthetic AAS drug. 17-Methyltestosterone, beyond its medical function, can also be used to improve physique and performance, although it is not as commonly used as other AAS for such purposes due to its androgenic effects, estrogenic effects, and risk of liver damage. The drug is a controlled substance in many countries and so non-medical use is generally illicit.
Methyltestosterone is a synthetic analog of testosterone that possesses all of the properties of testosterone, exhibiting stimulatory action on the development of male sex organs and sec ondary sex characteristics, although it is not degraded by enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract, and therefore it can only be taken orally