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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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Age-associated remodeling of thymopoiesis: role for gonadal hormones and catecholamines Neuroimmunomodulation 2008; 15: 290-322.
It is triggered by the activation of the reproductive axis, which is responsible for the development of reproductive capability, the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics, and the increase in gonadal hormones.
Sex differences in anxiety disorders: Interactions between fear, stress, and gonadal hormones. Horm Behav.
[10] Thus, this study is an attempt to observe the effect of gonadal hormones on auditory and VRT across various phases of menstrual cycle.
Endogenous gonadal hormones modulate behavioral and neurochemical responses to acute and chronic cocaine administration.
(24,25) The gonadotropins also stimulate the production of gonadal hormones (androgens, estrogens, progestagens, and inhibin) that then exert negative feedback on the hypothalamus and consequently inhibit GnRH secretion.
[5,6] Gonadal hormones are also known to have an effect on sexual differentiation of the brain.
Gender differences in pathophysiological changes seem to be based on gonadal hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen.
Doughtery (1952, (3)) had studied the effect of hormones on thymus, where he had shown adrenal and gonadal hormones produced atrophy of thymus.
Among all these actors, gonadal hormones have repeatedly been suggested to play a prominent role.
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.