Stenbolone is an anabolic–androgenic steroid (AAS) of the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) group which was never marketed.[1][2][3][4] A C17β ester prodrug of stenbolone, stenbolone acetate, is used as an AAS for depot intramuscular injection under the brand names Anatrofin and Stenobolone.[1][3]

Clinical data
Other names2-Methyl-5α-androst-1-en-17β-ol-3-one; 2-Methyl-δ1-4,5α-dihydrotestosterone; 2-Methyl-δ1-DHT; Deacetylanatrofin
Routes of
Intramuscular injection (as stenbolone acetate)
Drug classAndrogen; Anabolic steroid
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass302.458 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)


Stenbolone, also known as 2-methyl-δ1-4,5α-dihydrotestosterone (2-methyl-δ1-DHT) or as 2-methyl-5α-androst-1-en-17β-ol-3-one, is a synthetic androstane steroid and a derivative of DHT.[1][3] It is closely related structurally to drostanolone (2-methyl-DHT), 1-testosterone1-DHT), and methylstenbolone (17α-methylstenbolone).[5]

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Generic namesEdit

Stenbolone is the generic name of the drug and its INN.[1][3][4]


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