Effects of Gonadal Hormones and Contraceptive Steroids on Respiration

  • M. Stein
  • A. Tarabeih
  • T. Yasutake
  • T. Hirose


When the editors assigned me the task of reviewing the effects of gonadal hormones and contraceptive steroids on the pulmonary system, I replied that I was in somewhat of a quandry as to where to begin. Their suggestion was merely that all biological literature be reviewed and any appropriate data pertaining to these steroids and respiration be presented. Thus, my first reference was found in Genesis (1) and describes a most dramatic effect of estrogens on a portion of the pulmonary system of man (Fig. 1). Thus far, no one has been able to reproduce that experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Stein
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Tarabeih
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Yasutake
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Hirose
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology and Medical SciencesBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.The Department of MedicineRhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA

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