Adrenal and gonadal androgen secretion in normal females.

  title={Adrenal and gonadal androgen secretion in normal females.},
  author={Christopher Longcope},
  journal={Clinics in endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={15 2},
Both the adrenal and the ovary contain the biosynthetic pathways necessary for androgen synthesis and secretion. The fetal ovary is not very active but the fetal adrenal is an important source of DHAS. However the secretion of DHAS declines markedly after birth and until puberty there is little androgen secretion by either the adrenal or the ovary. Post-pubertally, the adrenal secretes DHAS, DHA, delta 4-A and T from the reticularis and probably the fasciculata. This secretion is under ACTH… CONTINUE READING
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