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Testosterone pp 261-276 | Cite as

Androgens and male senescence

  • Alex Vermeulen

Abstract

In elderly women, after the menopause, which marks the end of reproductive life, estrogen production and plasma levels represent only a small fraction of levels during reproductive life. This decrease in estrogen production is responsible for a series of signs and symptoms characteristic of, or complicating the menopause, which as a rule react favorably to estrogen substitution.

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Testosterone Level Leydig Cell Luteinizing Hormone Level Luteinizing Hormone Secretion 
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