Changes in the qualitative and quantitative secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) following orchidectomy in man.

Abstract

The effect of orchidectomy and thus withdrawal of testicular hormones on the biological and immunological properties of plasma LH was studied. Plasma samples were obtained from five men (mean age 71, range 65-81 years) with advanced carcinoma of the prostate, before orchidectomy and 1, 4, 8 and 16 weeks after surgery. LH bioactivity was estimated by a mouse… (More)

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