Variations in adrenal androgen production among (nonhuman) primates.

  title={Variations in adrenal androgen production among (nonhuman) primates.},
  author={Alan James Conley and J. Christina Pattison and Ian M. Bird},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  volume={22 4},
The synthesis and secretion of the adrenal androgens dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DS) is a phenomenon apparently unique to humans and nonhuman primates. It occurs at three life stages: in utero from the fetal zone (FZ) cells of the developing adrenal cortex, during adolescence with the onset of adrenarche and the development of the zona reticularis (ZR), and in ever decreasing amounts from the ZR with aging (adrenal senescence). Insufficient data exist to know if any single… CONTINUE READING
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