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gonad

an animal organ in which gametes are produced, such as a testis or an ovary

gonad

[′gō‚nad]
(anatomy)
A primary sex gland; an ovary or a testis.
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13] Though number of studies was done in North India about the effects of gonadal hormones on ABR only few were in South.
Once again, Kendall's (1990,12) work shows reappearance of thymus after chemical castration which confirms the effect of gonadal hormones on thymus.
The purpose of this study was to determine the basal serum levels of the hypophysial, thyroidal, adrenal, and gonadal hormones in patients with BD and evaluate the correlation between BD and disease activity.
These data indicated that Gln was a prerequisite to the physiological mechanism of gonadal hormones.
Specifically, experimental studies express evidences about the adverse effect of GV on the gonadal hormones and reproductive functions in experimental rats (1-3).
The gonadotropins support gametogenesis in the testes and ovaries and stimulate production and secretion of gonadal hormones, which regulate other reproductive tissues, including the brain.
Title: Gonadal Hormones and Perimenopausal Depression
Issues related to anatomical sex, XY and XX chromosomes, gonadal hormones, and sexual orientation are growing increasingly complex as more and more species are studied and new techniques are devised for probing these questions.
OBJECTIVE: Our objective in this study was to assess the effect of occupational exposure to high levels of phthalate esters on the balance of gonadotropin and gonadal hormones including luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, free testosterone (fT), and estradiol.