Testosterone propionate was introduced in 1937 by Schering AG in Germany under the brand name Testoviron .  It was the first ester of testosterone to be introduced,  and was the major form of testosterone used medically before 1960.  In the 1950s, longer-acting testosterone esters like testosterone enanthate and testosterone cypionate were introduced and superseded testosterone propionate.  Although rarely used nowadays due to its short duration,  testosterone propionate remains medically available and is still marketed in the United States .  
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