Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research

Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-038X

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Sex Hormones

Sex hormones is a steroid hormone that interact with vertebrate androgen or estrogen receptors (as estrogen or testosterone) that is produced especially by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal cortex, that regulates the sexual development of an organism and affects the growth or function of the reproductive organs.

Sex hormones are steroids (fat soluble compounds) that control sexual maturity and reproduction. Sex hormones are produced mainly by the endocrine glands. The endocrine glands in females are ovaries and those in males are testes. While both males and females have all types of hormones present in their bodies, females produce the majority of two types of hormones, estrogens and progesterone, while males produce mainly androgens such as testosterone. Most androgens produced by females are converted to estrogens and some androgens in males are also converted to estrogens. Sex hormones are synthesized from cholesterol (a fatty acid) and other compounds and secreted throughout a person's lifetime at different levels. Their production increases at puberty and normally decreases in old age.

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Journal of Autacoids and Hormones, Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome, Journal of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Turkish Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, US Endocrinology, Austrian Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Endocrinology.

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