androgen

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  • noun

Synonyms for androgen

male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics

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Prolactin levels, as well as HPA-axis hyporeactivity in the breastfeeding woman may indirectly influence desire by acting to reduce ovarian and adrenal androgen secretion, respectively.
Adrenal androgen dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate inhibits vascular remodeling following arterial injury.
Monitoring of Glucocorticoid Replacement and Adrenal Androgen Suppression
At baseline, women with FSD had significantly decreased levels of testosterone and adrenal androgen precursors (dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate or DHEA-S) but not ovarian androgen precursors (androstenedione), compared with women with normal sexual function.
Other key endpoints that will be evaluated in the study include effects on the levels of adrenal androgen precursors, as well as the incidence and frequency of hot flashes and bone loss, which are estrogen deficiency related side effects of ADT.
In addition to increased androgen synthesis in the ovary, there is a significant increase in adrenal androgen levels seen in many women with PCOS.
In males, the testes secrete approximately 95% of testosterone and the rest is made from adrenal androgen precursors by the peripheral conversion (in liver, skin, and adipose tissue) of androstenedione.
At baseline, women with FSD had significantly decreased levels of testosterone and adrenal androgen precursors (dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate, or DHEA-S) but not ovarian androgen precursors (androstenedione), compared with women with normal sexual function.
This in turn stimulates estrogen production in the adrenal cortex or adrenal androgen conversion to estrogen in peripheral tissue.
In its research, Hollis-Eden screened compounds from its library that inhibited adrenal androgen stimulated proliferation of human LnCaP prostate cancer cells in vitro.
This influence of adrenal androgen, however, was observed for [Delta]5-androstenediol using concentrations reported in the literature (data not shown).
Prevalence of 3[beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-deficient nonclassic adrenal hyperplasia in hyperandrogenic women with adrenal androgen excess.
Dr Notelovitz pointed out that androgens may improve symptom relief in three ways: (1) by lowering sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels, which, in turn, results in a greater amount of bioavailable estrogen; (2) by a direct effect of androgens; or (3) by increased bioavailability of adrenal androgens (low adrenal androgen bioavailability may be induced by estrogen-alone therapy).
Similarly, in premenopausal women with adrenal androgen excess and insulin resistance, serum IGF-I concentrations are relatively high (49).