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Clinical data
Other names5α-DHNED; 4,5α-Dihydronorethandrolone; 3-Keto-5α-dihydroethylestrenol; 17α-Ethyl-5α-dihydro-19-nortestosterone; 17α-Ethyl-5α-estran-17β-ol-3-one; 19-Nor-5α-pregnan-17α-ol-3-one
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass304.474 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

5α-Dihydronorethandrolone (5α-DHNED), also known as 17α-ethyl-4,5α-dihydro-19-nortestosterone or as 17α-ethyl-5α-estran-17β-ol-3-one, is an androgen/anabolic steroid and a metabolite of norethandrolone (as well as of the prodrug ethylestrenol) formed by 5α-reductase.[1] Analogously to nandrolone and its 5α-reduced metabolite 5α-dihydronandrolone, 5α-DHNED shows reduced affinity for the androgen receptor relative to norethandrolone.[1] Its affinity for the androgen receptor is specifically about 64% of that of norethandrolone.[1]

Relative affinities of nandrolone and related steroids at the androgen receptor

Compound rAR (%) hAR (%)
Testosterone 38 38
5α-Dihydrotestosterone 77 100
Nandrolone 75 92
5α-Dihydronandrolone 35 50
Ethylestrenol ND 2
Norethandrolone ND 22
5α-Dihydronorethandrolone ND 14
Metribolone 100 110
Sources: See template.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Bergink EW, Geelen JA, Turpijn EW (1985). "Metabolism and receptor binding of nandrolone and testosterone under in vitro and in vivo conditions". Acta Endocrinol Suppl (Copenh). 271: 31–7. doi:10.1530/acta.0.109S0031. PMID 3865479.