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A potent androgenic steroid and major product secreted by the LEYDIG CELLS of the TESTIS. Its production is stimulated by LUTEINIZING HORMONE from the PITUITARY GLAND. In turn, testosterone exerts feedback control of the pituitary LH and FSH secretion. Depending on the tissues, testosterone can be further converted to DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE or ESTRADIOL.

Year introduced: 1963

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Tree Number(s): D04.210.500.054.079.429.824, D06.472.334.851.968.984

MeSH Unique ID: D013739

Registry Number: 3XMK78S47O

Entry Terms:

  • 17-beta-Hydroxy-4-Androsten-3-one
  • 17 beta Hydroxy 4 Androsten 3 one
  • Testosterone Sulfate
  • Sustanon
  • 8-Isotestosterone
  • 8 Isotestosterone
  • 17-beta-Hydroxy-8 alpha-4-Androsten-3-one
  • 17 beta Hydroxy 8 alpha 4 Androsten 3 one
  • Androderm
  • AndroGel
  • Andropatch
  • Androtop
  • Histerone
  • Sterotate
  • Testim
  • Testoderm
  • Testolin
  • Testopel

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