From Basic to Clinical Aspects

  • Alexandre Hohl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marco Marcelli
    Pages 21-73
  3. Berenice Bilharinho de Mendonca, Elaine Maria Frade Costa
    Pages 75-96
  4. David W. Hansen, John S. Fuqua
    Pages 109-132
  5. Vijaya Surampudi, Ronald S. Swerdloff
    Pages 133-145
  6. Pedro Iglesias, Florentino Prado, Juan J. Díez
    Pages 161-188
  7. Alexandre Hohl, Roger Walz
    Pages 189-202
  8. Svetlana Kalinchenko, Igor Tyuzikov, George Mskhalaya, Yulia Tishova
    Pages 203-224
  9. Jonas Čeponis, Pavan Yadav, Ronald S. Swerdloff, Christina Wang
    Pages 225-235
  10. Aksam A. Yassin
    Pages 237-251
  11. Elaine Maria Frade Costa, Lorena Guimarães Lima Amato, Leticia Ferreira Gontijo Silveira
    Pages 253-269
  12. Giovanni Corona, Giulia Rastrelli, Simona Ferri, Alessandra Sforza, Mario Maggi
    Pages 271-284
  13. Daniel de Freitas G. Soares, Ernani Luis Rhoden, Abraham Morgentaler
    Pages 285-297
  14. Bu B. Yeap
    Pages 299-318
  15. Ruth Clapauch, Rita Vasconcellos Weiss, Ciciliana Maila Zilio Rech
    Pages 319-351
  16. Eveline Fontenele, Rosana Quezado, Tânia Sanchez Bachega
    Pages 353-374
  17. Rakesh Iyer, David J. Handelsman
    Pages 375-402
  18. Daniel de Freitas G. Soares, Ernani Luis Rhoden, Abraham Morgentaler
    Pages E1-E2
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 403-414

About this book


Research on testosterone is increasing in many senses; however there is still much controversy regarding its physiology and clinical use. This book addresses these topics, providing a broad over­view about testosterone, from its basic fea­tures to the most recent evidence of clin­ical applicability. Also, specific conditions in which testosterone play a pivotal role are discussed in detail, such as hypogonadism, misuse and abuse, puberty, cardiovascular effects and testosterone therapy. Although not essential for survival, testosterone represents the essence of male biological function, being the important testicular androgen in men. Low serum testosterone levels are asso­ciated with cardiovascular morbidity, meta­bolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and mortality. Conversely, increased serum levels of testosterone may lead to deleteri­ous events. In general, there is increasing evidence that serum testosterone is a major biomarker status of men’s health in general.

Testosterone: From Basic to Clinical Aspects is an indispensable reference for all those who seek state-of-the-art knowledge regarding this hormone, from basic issues (including pharma­cology and physiology) through clinical aspects (related diseases and supplementation ther­apy).


anabolism androgens hypogonadism testosterone physiology endocrinology testosterone replacement therapy TRT

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandre Hohl
    • 1
  1. 1.Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SBEM)HumaitáBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46084-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46086-4
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