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tes·tos·ter·one

 (tĕs-tŏs′tə-rōn′)
n.
1. A steroid hormone, C19H28O2, produced primarily in the testes and responsible for the development and maintenance of male secondary sex characteristics. Testosterone synthesized from plant sources, often in the form of an ester, is used in the medical treatment of testosterone deficiency.
2. Any of several synthetic compounds that mimic the physiologic activity of testosterone, used as drugs in the medical treatment of testosterone deficiency and as doping agents by athletes.

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testosterone

(tɛˈstɒstəˌrəʊn)
n
(Biochemistry) a potent steroid hormone secreted mainly by the testes. It can be extracted from the testes of animals or synthesized and used to treat androgen deficiency or promote anabolism. Formula: C19H28O2
[C20: from testis + sterol + -one]
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tes•tos•ter•one

(tɛsˈtɒs təˌroʊn)

n.
the sex hormone, C19H28O2, secreted by the testes, that stimulates the development of male sex organs, secondary sexual traits, and sperm: isolated from animal testes or produced synthetically for use in medicine.
[1930–35; testo- (comb. form of testis) + ster (ol) + -one]
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tes·tos·ter·one

(tĕs-tŏs′tə-rōn′)
A steroid hormone that regulates the development of the male reproductive system and male secondary sex characteristics. The main sources of testosterone in the body are the testes. Testosterone is the most important of the hormones known as androgens.
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testosterone

1. A sex hormone mainly made in the testes. It stimulates the development of male sexual characteristics and other features.
2. A sex hormone that is responsible for male sex characteristics. It is produced naturally in the testicles and is often synthesized for medical use.
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Noun1.testosterone - a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes; responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics
androgen, androgenic hormone - male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
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تستوستيرون
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テストステロン
testosteronas
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testosterone

[teˈstɒstərəʊn] Ntestosterona f
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testosterone

[tɛˈstɒstərəʊn] ntestostérone ftest paper n (= exam) → interrogation f écritetest pilot npilote mf d'essaitest run n [machine, vehicle, system] → mise f à l'essaitest tube néprouvette ftest-tube baby nbébé-éprouvette m
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testosterone

nTestosteron nt
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testosterone

[tɛˈstɒstəˌrəʊn] ntestosterone m
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tes·tos·ter·one

n. testosterona, hormona producida en el testis estimulante del desarrollo de algunas características masculinas secundarias tales como el vello facial y la voz grave;
___ implantimplante de ___.
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testosterone

n testosterona
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"There is limited evidence on the long-term clinical benefits of [testosterone therapy] to effectively treat the modestly declining levels of [natural] testosterone levels of aging but healthy men," Renoux said.
Early hormone researchers were fixated on sexual anatomy and reproduction, they gave short shrift to testosterone's myriad effects.
Doctors have long regarded testosterone as a hormone which promotes prostate cancer.
"There certainly are going to be patients in the 65-plus age range in whom testosterone is definitely low and requires treatment," says Allen Laurence Kennedy, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic's Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
She requests that her testosterone level be checked because she heard that treatment with testosterone cream will solve this problem.
Because men do not go through a well-defined period referred to as menopause, some doctors refer to this problem as androgen (testosterone) decline in the aging male - or what some people call low testosterone.
Testosterone is produced in smaller amounts by the ovaries in women.
The two can be distinguished by elevated gonadotropin levels (LH and FSH) in primary hypogonadism, which rise in response to low testosterone levels.
A Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, and the decrease is associated with problems such as diabetes, depression, bone fractures, and even a shorter lifespan.
If testosterone levels are low, testosterone replacement therapy may help relieve such symptoms as loss of interest in s3x (decreased libido), depression, and fatigue.
But testosterone patches and gels were never approved by the FDA for treating normal age-related changes in men.
Historically, the efficacy of androgen-deprivation therapies (ADT) has been assessed by measuring levels of circulating testosterone, with castration defined as a testosterone level below 1.7 nmol/L.