a hormone which is responsible for male characteristics and the development and function of male sexual organs (e.g., testosterone) produced mainly by the testicles but also in the cortex of the adrenal glands; androgens have far reaching effects on blood formation, muscle and bone mass, cognitive function, emotional lability, skin and hair, etc
A steroid hormone, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. Androgens are produced in both men and women by the testes or ovaries, and adrenal glands.
General term for any male hormone. The major androgen is testosterone. Androgenetic Alopecia: Hair loss that results from a genetic predisposition that makes follicles sensitive to the effects of DHT. This is the most common form of hair loss and can also affect women. Other terms for this condition include: MPB, male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, hereditary Alopecia and Androgenic Alopecia.
a hormone (e.g., testosterone, androsterone) that has masculinizing effects, including stimulation of the male reproductive organs and development of secondary sex characteristics. Androgens are produced by the testes and/or the adrenal glands.
male hormone that stimulates the development and maintains the functions of secondary sex characteristics in males (e.g., growth of beard and hair, deeper tone of voice, muscle development, etc.). the most important androgen is Testosterone.
male hormones - like testosterone - that are produced in the testes in men, ovaries in women, and the adrenal glands in men and women. Excess androgens in women can cause irregular menstruation, acne and facial hair growth.
Male sex hormones responsible for the development of male secondary characteristics, such as facial hair and a deep voice. Testosterone is an example of an androgen. It and most other androgens are produced in the testes.
Androgen is the generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors. This includes the activity of the accessory male sex organs and development of male secondary sex characteristics. Androgens, which were first discovered in 1936, are also called androgenic hormones or testoids.