Immunochemical Methods for Adrenal and Gonadal Steroids

  • M. Pazzagli
  • M. Serio
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 82)


All adrenocortical and gonadal hormones are steroids. The term steroid is used to designate those compounds containing a four-ring structure, the cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene nucleus (Fig.1). It includes many naturally occurring higher alcohols called sterols, such as cholesterol, ergosterol, the glycosides of digitalis, and many other substances without alcoholic hydroxyl groups, such as estrogens and progesterone.


Corpus Luteum Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Free Testosterone Gonadal Steroid Immunochemical Method 
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