Pharmacology of prostate gland

 

The prostate gland contains considerable amounts of alpha receptors and hence alpha adrenoceptor antagonists which are highly selective are useful in blocking the benign prostatic hyperplasia which occurs in this condition. These drugs include prazosin, alfluzosin, indoramin, terazosin and doxazosin. They all have selectivity for α1 subtype receptor.

Finasteride is a type II 5α reductase inhibitor. It reduces the size of prostate gland by about 20%.


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