Androgens (testosterone)

Androgens, such as testosterone, are male sex hormones that produce male sexual characteristics. Androgens are also present at low levels in women. These hormones are important to the healthy functioning of many parts of the body.

Androgens are used to treat men and women whose hormone levels have decreased.

Last Updated: May 29, 2008

Author: Bets Davis, MFA

Medical Review: Martin Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology & Metabolism

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