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What body systems does testosterone affect?

Testosterone affects multiple body systems due to its role as a crucial sex hormone. It plays a pivotal role in the male reproductive system, influencing the development of the testes, prostate, and seminal vesicles.


Additionally, testosterone impacts the musculoskeletal system, promoting muscle growth and bone density.


It also contributes to the cardiovascular system by influencing red blood cell production, which affects oxygen transport.


Finally, testosterone influences cognitive function, mood regulation, and sexual health. The androgen receptor, through which testosterone exerts its effects, is widely distributed in various tissues, explaining its impact on diverse systems.


References:

  1. Corona, G., Rastrelli, G., Vignozzi, L., Maggi, M. (2013). Emerging medication for the treatment of male hypogonadism. Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs, 18(2), 239-259. doi: 10.1517/14728214.2013.779381

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