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Descriptions

Testosterone is an androgenic steroid and is the primary male sex hormone. Approximately half of circulating testosterone is tightly bound to a protein called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and is biologically inactive. Another fraction is weakly bound to other proteins, such as albumin, and the remainder is unbound, or "free". Weakly bound and free testosterone together represent bioavailable testosterone. Both total and free testosterone levels decrease with age. Low testosterone is associated with many other conditions, including osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, obesity, diabetes and ischemic heart disease. PMID: 18488876 Source: Regenstrief LOINC, PMID: 18488876

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. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Testosterone
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
Created On
2000-05-04
Construct for LOINC Short Name
Testost

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Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 睾酮
Synonyms: Testos;Testost;睾丸激素;睾丸甾酮;睾丸素;睾甾酮
fr-CA French (Canada) Testostérone
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Testosteroon
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Testosterona
it-IT Italian (Italy) Testosterone
el-GR Greek (Greece) Τεστοστερόνη
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Testosteron
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Тестостерон
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) testosteron
fr-BE French (Belgium) Testostérone