Leydig's cell


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Related to Leydig's cell: spermatogenesis, Leydig cell tumor
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Noun1.Leydig's cell - a cell in the testes that secretes the hormone testosterone
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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Sex hormone production proceeds independently in the testicular Leydig's cells, which can tolerate higher cumulative doses of gonadotoxic therapy.
Infections usually cause atrophy of the testes with spermatogenetic arrest and depletion of Leydig's cells.