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Definition of Androgen ablation

Androgen ablation: Treatment designed to suppress or block the production of male hormones. Androgen suppression can be achieved by surgical removal of the testicles, by taking female sex hormones, or by taking other drugs called antiandrogens. Also called androgen suppression.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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