National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Oxymetholone (N86309)


Specific Substances: Oxymetholone

Nomination Date: 11/08/1985

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Increasing concern of illegal use of synthetic androgens to improve strength and performance among athletes; absence of long term animal studies and mutagenicity data, extensive pharmaceutical use, and potential as a human carcinogen.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 434-07-1

Agent Name: Oxymetholone

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