Androgens

I. INTRODUCTION

A. General Comments

B. Characteristics of a Male

II. ANATOMICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

A. Introduction

B. Testes

C. Duct System

D. Accessory Structures

E. Spermatozoa and Semen

III. CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY, AND BIOLOGICAL RESPONSES

A. Steroid Hormones

B. Steroid Hormone-Binding Globulin

C. Peptide Hormones

IV. PHYSIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS

A. Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testicular Axis

B. Ley dig Cell Control and Function

C. Seminiferous Tubule Function

D. Spermatogenesis

V. MOLECULAR ACTIONS

A. Production of Steroid Hormones

B. Cellular Mechanisms of Action(s) of Androgens

VI. CLINICAL ASPECTS

A. Prostatic Cancer

B. Steroid 5 «-Reductase Deficiency

C. Male Hypogonadism

D. Cryptorchidism

E. Gynecomastia

F. Anabolic Steroids

G. Infertility

H. Male Contraception References

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