Disorders of male reproduction

U. Srinivas-Shankar and F.C.W. Wu

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Disorders of male reproduction

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Luteinizing hormone (LH) stimulates biosynthesis of androgenic steroids by binding to specific surface membrane receptors on the Leydig cells in the testis. Testosterone is essential for male sexual differentiation, growth and function of the male genital tract, secondary sexual characteristics, sexual potency, and production of spermatozoa....

Chapter.  11569 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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