|Synonyms||ORG-OM-38; Delta-4-Tibolone; 7α-Methylnorethisterone; 7α-Methyl-17α-ethynyl-19-nortestosterone; 17α-Ethynyl-17β-hydroxy-7α-methyl-4-estren-3-one|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||312.453 g/mol|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Δ4-Tibolone (developmental code name ORG-OM-38), also known as 7α-methylnorethisterone or as 7α-methyl-17α-ethynyl-19-nortestosterone, is a synthetic androgen and progestin which was never marketed. The compound is a major active metabolite of tibolone, which itself is a prodrug of δ4-tibolone along with 3α-hydroxytibolone and 3β-hydroxytibolone (which, in contrast to δ4-tibolone, are estrogens). Tibolone and δ4-tibolone are thought to be responsible for the androgenic and progestogenic activity of tibolone, while 3α-hydroxytibolone and 3β-hydroxytibolone are thought to be responsible for its estrogenic activity.
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