androgen

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Synonyms for androgen

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

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In addition, the zR of humans and some other mammals produces so-called adrenal androgens such as dehydroepiandrosterone.
As is well known, sebum production correlates with levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) in preadolescent girls and boys, indicating that adrenal androgens are a major determinant of acne during this phase.
11) A potential end result of adrenal hyperfunction is the excess production of one of the three corticosteroids; Cortisol, aldosterone or adrenal androgens.
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.
Gonadal and adrenal androgen deficiencies as independent predictors of increased cardiovascular mortality in men with type II diabetes mellitus and stable coronary artery disease.
These increased concentrations of progesterone and 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17OHP) are shunted into the adrenal androgen pathway and lead to increased concentrations of dehydroepiandrosterone and androstenedione, which are then peripherally converted to testosterone.
7% in the lumbar spine and 2% in the hip among 24 women with lupus who took the adrenal androgen prasterone (also known as dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA), compared with 31 women who received place bo.
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.
Combined oral contraceptives reduce levels of androgen, especially testosterone, by inhibiting ovarian and adrenal androgen synthesis and by increasing levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG).
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.
Aging accounts for much of the reduction in both ovarian and adrenal androgen production, but natural menopause does not result in an abrupt decline in testosterone production.
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.