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An organ in animals that produces gametes, especially a testis or ovary.

[New Latin gonas, gonad-, from Greek gonos, procreation, genitals; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

go·nad′al (gō-năd′l), go·nad′ic adj.
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Adj.1.gonadal - of or relating to the gonads; "gonadal hormones"


a. gonadal, rel. a una glándula gónada;
___ dysgenesisdistenesia, malformación ___.
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Observations began once a gonadally intact and receptive stimulus female (untreated by EDCs) was introduced into the chamber.
Like inhibins, they were originally described as being gonadally produced regulators of pituitary hormone release, but they are currently known to have a broader range of effects (Phillips, 2005).
Sex transformation disorder which is observed in the subjects who are gonadally and genetically male has been recently shown to be caused by mutation occuring in the SRY-mediated gene (8).
For example, in the bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum (a sequentially hermaphroditic, dimorphic reef fish), injection of 11KT into gonadally intact females not only induced the expression of male coloration and neural changes, but also induced sex change (Warner and Swearer, 1991).
LaPlant et al24 performed microarray analysis in nucleus accumbens (NAc), a key brain reward region implicated in depression, in ovariectomized and gonadally intact female mice after chronic unpredictable stress and measured stressinduced depression-like behavior.
Suprathreshold Manipulations of Testosterone and Reproductive Functioning in Gonadally Intact Sexually Experienced and Inexperienced Male rats.