Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone. It is the most abundant circulating steroid hormone in humans, produced in the adrenal glands, gonads and the brain, where it functions as an intermediate in the synthesis of androgen and estrogen sex steroids.
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metabolite - A chemical compound produced by, or involved in, metabolism. The term is often used to refer to the degradation products of drugs in the body.