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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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The gonads of XY pure gonadal dysgenesis have a high risk of gonadoblastoma and germ cell tumour, particularly dysgerminoma.
The obtained results show that under long photoperiod (18L: 6D); all experimented birds maintained a fully reproductive cycle characterized by full mature testes at the 6th week, followed by spontaneous gonadal regression.
The histological slides were prepared using 7-pm-thick sections, were stained using hematoxylin-eosin (Howard & Smith 1983), and were examined using an optical microscope to determine the gender and the gonadal development stages.
Because changes in body composition may progress over time, greater changes might have been seen at higher testosterone and estradiol levels if gonadal steroids had been suppressed over a longer period," the investigators noted.
spinosus is a seasonal cycle, as evidenced by macroscopical (variation in gonadal mass) and microscopical (histological) data.
Our study focuses on a subset of patients with complex venous disease where the underlying causative lesions are above the level of the inguinal canal and involve mainly the common/external iliac veins or gonadal veins.
Hematuria secondary to left peripelvic and gonadal vein varices.
Research in animals has linked exposure to dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) with altered male gonadal maturation, bur ir is unclear whether these associations apply to human populations.
LH and FSH are useful in the clinical evaluation of gonadal and pituitary disorders, while prolactin is used in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the anterior pituitary gland and hypothalamus portion of the brain.