Gonadal function in male heroin and methadone addicts.

  title={Gonadal function in male heroin and methadone addicts.},
  author={Guido Ragni and L de Lauretis and O Bestetti and D Sghedoni and Veniero Gambaro},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  volume={11 2},
Gonadal function was elevated in 80 male heroin and/or methadone addicts by measuring basal plasma levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin (PRL) and testosterone. In 41 subjects semen analyses were also undertaken. Three groups were distinguished consisting of 15 heroin addicts, 42 undergoing methadone treatment but continuing to take heroin, and 23 taking only methadone. All patients had normal plasma levels of FSH, LH and testosterone. Prolactin… CONTINUE READING