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The concept of testosterone It has its origin in French testosterone, which in turn constitutes an acronym for testify (translated into Spanish as "testicle" ), sterile (interpreted as "Sterol" ) and hormone (in our language, "hormone" ). It is a hormone produced by testicles and that it is essential for the genital glands to develop normally and the secondary traits of males or males are preserved over time.

Testosterone is a steroid androgen that is released from cyclopentaneperhydrophenanthrene and is made up of 19 carbon atoms. The main synthesis of testosterone becomes possible from the cholesterol and it has space mainly in the leydig cells of the testicle, although it can also be synthesized in the ovarian thecal cells, in the placenta and in the adrenal cortex.

He development of the genitals of man , both internal and external, is a process where testosterone is essential. When, in the first trimester of fetal life, the synthesis of androgens is not enough, the genital phenotype can be feminine or ambiguous. Testosterone secretion increases at puberty, achieving sexual maturation.

The growth of the penis and testicles, the specific characteristics of semen and libido, among other issues, depend on testosterone. Beyond sexual characteristics, this hormone also affects muscle mass due to its anabolic action, the appearance of acne, increased hair, physical vigor and aggressiveness.

It is important to underline that there are various types of medical tests and tests that seek to measure what is the amount of testosterone in what is blood when it is considered that a patient may have an abnormal production of what is said hormone. And it is that in the case that such production is low, cases of precocious or late puberty can be experienced if the said patient is a male child, or sterility and impotence in the case that this is a man.

On the contrary, there is the fact that what is produced is a significant increase in what testosterone levels are. One circumstance is that it may be a clear symptom that the person in question may suffer from a congenital cancer or adrenal hyperplasia.

In addition to all of the above, it is worth emphasizing that in recent times various research on testosterone has been developed that has resulted in a set of results, at least, curious. Thus, for example, it has been determined that the aforementioned hormone is associated not only with what a man's aggressive behavior is but also with what is his ability to lie.

In the latter case, it has been ruled, through the study carried out by the University of Bonn (Germany), that those who have lower testosterone levels have a greater ability to deceive.

It should also be noted that "Testosterone" It is also the name of the eighth album of the Argentine rock band Vergarabat Bersuit . It was released in 2005 and includes songs like “On the shore”, "Simply" and "Mother, only one".

A novel by the American writer James Robert Baker and a movie based on that book bears the title of "Testosterone" .

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