Psychological stress and the function of male gonads.

  title={Psychological stress and the function of male gonads.},
  author={Paweł J{\'o}źk{\'o}w and Marek Mędraś},
  journal={Endokrynologia Polska},
  volume={63 1},
Stress is generally a natural phenomenon that affects behaviour, physiological processes, and neuroendocrine, neurochemical, neurological and immune responses. Many somatic and mental disorders are thought to result from chronic stress. Stress-induced gonadal dysfunction is not restricted to humans, but is observed in all higher animals. Stress-induced gonadal dysfunction comprises disturbances of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis and of spermatogenesis. Various stressors induce changes… CONTINUE READING