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Synthetic Testosterone Laboratory

I can't seem to find any research articles stating how testosterone is made synthetically in a lab. I am looking for research papers on how anabolic agents (synthetic testosterone) are made in a lab?
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Is there another name for compound "delta-7 sterine", does it exist alone?

Is there a more common name for "delta-7 sterine"? Is this spelled correct? I read all over the internet and this compound exists in many articles, but I cannot find any information on it at all, ...
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What does "gamma" in gamma-oryzanol mean?

The structure of gamma-oryzanol is: What does the "gamma" in its name mean?
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Steroid nomenclature: β-sitosterol

Can someone tell me why β-sitosterol has the beta prefix? What is it denoting? When comparing its structure to other similar phytosterols I see no need for it.
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Numbering cholesterol structure

What could be the reason for clockwise numbering in c ring of cholesterol?
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Confusion about Ethinyl estradiol IUPAC name

According to Wikipedia, the IUPAC name of ethinyl estradiol is: 17α-Ethynylestra-1,3,5(10)-triene-3,17β-diol However, in PubChem, its IUPAC name is: (8R,9S,13S,14S,17R)-17-ethynyl-13- methyl-...
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