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Systematic (IUPAC) name
17-acetyl-17-hydroxy-6,10, 13-trimethyl-2,8,9,11,12,14,15,16- octahydro-1H-cyclopenta[ a] phenanthren-3-one
CAS number 3562-63-8
ATC code G03AC05 G03DB02, L02AB01
PubChem 19090
DrugBank APRD01092
Chemical data
Formula C22H30O3 
Mol. mass 342.472 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
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Half life 34 hours
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Therapeutic considerations
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