TITLE

Formulations and Use of Androgens in Women

AUTHOR(S)
Chu, Micheline C.; Lobo, Rogerio A.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2004 Supplement, Vol. 79 Issue 4, pS3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The physiology of normal androgen production in women has been poorly understood. Defining an androgen insufficiency state in women, in the absence of adrenal suppression and/or bilateral oophorectomy, has been difficult. Nevertheless, beneficial effects of androgen on many organ systems, including bone and the brain, are well documented. This review discusses the definition of androgen insufficiency, anticipated effects of androgen treatment on several factors of health, and treatment options for women with androgen insufficiency.
ACCESSION #
12733953

 

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