The Effects of Gonadal Hormones on Water and Electrolyte Metabolism in the Human

  • J. R. K. Preedy


For many years, physicians have had the impression that the administration of gonadal hormones could under certain circumstances cause fluid retention in the human subject. The impression was strengthened by experiments in the late nineteen-thirties showing that gonadal hormones could cause marked fluid retention in animals (1,2). These experiments led in turn to the proposal that gonadal hormones were responsible for the cyclical fluid retention frequently seen in women before the menses (3).


Water Balance Urinary Sodium Constrictive Pericarditis Gonadal Hormone Testosterone Propionate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. K. Preedy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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