[Serum testosterone levels and response to administration of chorionic gonadotropins in bovine hermaphrodites].

Abstract

The concentration of testosterone in the blood and its response to administration of chorionic gonadotropin was examined in two bovine intersexes (testicular pseudo-hermaphroditism) and two control bulls without disorders in sexual differentiation. The levels of testosterone in the blood were markedly lower in both intersexes than in the control bulls. Both intersexes, unlike the control bulls, also showed a response of the blood testosterone level to the administration of chorionic gonadotropin. The conclusion is that in the given type of intersexuality the incretion function of the testes is mardedly deficient as to androgen production and functional hormonal reserve.

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@article{Navratil1978SerumTL, title={[Serum testosterone levels and response to administration of chorionic gonadotropins in bovine hermaphrodites].}, author={Sabrina Dominique Navratil and L. Lojda}, journal={Veterinarni medicina}, year={1978}, volume={23 8}, pages={473-8} }