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The male gamete: spermatogenesis, maturation, function

C. Marc Luetjens and Gerhard F. Weinbauer

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.9008

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The male gamete: spermatogenesis, maturation, function

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The testes fulfil two essential functions: the production and maturation of the male gametes and synthesis and the secretion of the sexual hormones. Unless otherwise specified, this chapter describes the situation in the human and provides the basis for understanding the endocrine and local regulation of testicular function. Data obtained in experimental animals are presented when the corresponding human mechanisms are not known or cannot be clarified for ethical reasons.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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