Nandrolone decanoate: Pharmacological properties and therapeutic use in osteoporosis

  title={Nandrolone decanoate: Pharmacological properties and therapeutic use in osteoporosis},
  author={Prof. Dr. P. Geusens},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  • P. D. P. Geusens
  • Published 1 September 1995
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Clinical Rheumatology
SummaryThe therapeutic profile on bone of nandrolone decanoate is that of inhibitor of bone resorption with temporary increase in bone formation, followed by an absence of suppression of bone formation, indicating uncoupling of bone resorption and formation. This results is an increase in bone mineral content at the proximal and distal radius, and in some patients at the lumbar spine. Furthermore, nandrolone decanoate increases calcium balance and muscle mass, diminishes vertebral pain and… 

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