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Testosterone

Action - Deficiency - Substitution

Editors: Nieschlag, Eberhard, Behre, Hermann M., Nieschlag, Susan (Eds.)

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New developments in testosterone therapy are summarized here by internationally renowned experts. They review both basic and clinical knowledge in fourteen chapters. The book begins with the biochemistry of testosterone, its biosynthesis, metabolism and mechanisms of action in target organs. Three chapters deal with specific aspects of testosterone action, namely its role in spermatogenesis, its psychotropic effects and its effects on bones. Syndromes caused by androgen resistance are described in order to highlight the importance of properly functioning enzymes and receptors in the target organs. Causes and symptoms of male hypogonadism, the major indication for testosterone treatment, are described. Five chapters are devoted to the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and clinical uses and abuses of testosterone preparations. The new transdermal testosterone application is described in detail. Side effects of testosterone treatment are reviewed. The possible role of androgens in the development of prostatic hypertrophy and carcinoma is discussed extensively since this question is of major concern to the clinician.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Testosterone
Book Subtitle
Action - Deficiency - Substitution
Editors
  • Susan Nieschlag
  • Eberhard Nieschlag
  • Hermann M. Behre
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-00814-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-00814-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 285
Number of Illustrations
78 b/w illustrations
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