Sex-related differences in stimulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis during induced gonadal suppression.

@article{Roca2005SexrelatedDI,
  title={Sex-related differences in stimulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis during induced gonadal suppression.},
  author={Catherine A Roca and Peter J. Schmidt and Patricia Anne Deuster and Merry A Danaceau and Margaret Altemus and Karen Putnam and George P. Chrousos and Lynnette K Nieman and David R Rubinow},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2005},
  volume={90 7},
  pages={4224-31}
}
CONTEXT Sex-related differences in the stress response are well described in the animal literature but in humans are inconsistent and appear to reflect both the method used to stimulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the age of the subjects. Sex-related differences in reproductive steroid levels further confound efforts to define the specific role of the sex of the individual in stress axis responsivity. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to address this role independent… CONTINUE READING