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Biomedical Databases : Trivial names of important steroids

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Trivial nameSystematic steroid name
Aldosterone18,11-hemiacetal of 11β,21-dihydroxy-3,20-dioxopregn-4-en-18-al or
11β,18-epoxy-18-hydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
Androsterone3α-hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one
Brassinolide(22R,23R)-2α,3α,22,23-tetrahydroxy-6,7-seco-5α-cmpestano-6,7-lactone
Calcidiol(5Z,7E)-(3S)-9,10-secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-3,25-diol
Calciol = cholecalciferol(5Z,7E)-(3S)-9,10-secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-trien-3-ol
Calcitriol(5Z,7E)-(1S,3R)-9,10-secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-1,3,25-triol
Cholesterolcholest-5-en-3β-ol
Cholic acid3α,7α,12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oic acid
Corticosterone11β,21-dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
Cortisol11β,17,21-trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
Cortisol acetate21-O-acetylcortisol
Cortisone17,21-dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,11,20-trione
Cortisone acetate21-O-acetylcortisone
Deoxycorticosterone21-hydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione (i.e. the 11-deoxy derivative of corticosterone)
Ecdysone(22R)-2β,3β,14α,22,25-pentahydroxy-5β-cholest-7-en-6-one
Ercalciol = ergocalciferol(5Z,7E,22E)-(3S)-9,10-secoergosta-5,7,10(19),22-tetren-3-ol
Ergosterol(22E)-ergosta-5,7,22-trien-3β-ol
Estradiol-17α estra-1,3,5(10)-triene-3,17α-diol
Estradiol-17βestra-1,3,5(10)-triene-3,17β-diol
Estriolestra-1,3,5(10)-triene-3,16α,17β-triol
Estrone3-hydroxyestra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-one
Lanosterollanosta-8,24-dien-3β-ol
Lithocholic acid3α-hydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oic acid
Progesteronepregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
Pseudotigogenin(25R)-5α-furost-20(22)-ene-3β,26-diol
Sarsasapogenin(25S)-5β-spirostan-3β-ol
Smilagenin(25R)-5β-spirostan-3β-ol
Testosterone17β-hydroxyandrost-4-en-3-one
Tigogenin(25R)-5α-spirostan-3β-ol