The testosterone metabolite and neurosteroid 3α-androstanediol may mediate the effects of testosterone on conditioned place preference

@article{Rosellini2001TheTM,
  title={The testosterone metabolite and neurosteroid 3$\alpha$-androstanediol may mediate the effects of testosterone on conditioned place preference},
  author={Robert A. Rosellini and Bruce B. Svare and Madeline E. Rhodes and Cheryl Anne Frye},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  year={2001},
  volume={37},
  pages={162-171}
}
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