Action - Deficiency - Substitution

  • Eberhard Nieschlag
  • Hermann M. Behre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Kerrin Christiansen
    Pages 107-142
  3. Gerhard F. Weinbauer, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 143-168
  4. Valerie Anne Randall
    Pages 169-186
  5. Joel S. Finkelstein
    Pages 187-207
  6. Shalender Bhasin, Rachelle Bross, Thomas W. Storer, Richard Casaburi
    Pages 209-227
  7. Arnold von Eckardstein
    Pages 229-257
  8. Julian Frick, Andreas Jungwirth, Erwin Rovan
    Pages 259-291
  9. Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre
    Pages 293-328
  10. Hermann M. Behre, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 329-348
  11. David J. Handelsman
    Pages 349-364
  12. Linda E. Atkinson, Yu-Lin Chang, Peter J. Snyder
    Pages 365-388
  13. Gilbert Schaison, Béatrice Couzinet
    Pages 423-436
  14. Jean Marc Kaufman, Alex Vermeulen
    Pages 437-471
  15. Peter Y. Liu, David J. Handelsman
    Pages 473-512
  16. Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre
    Pages 513-528
  17. Wilhelm Schänzer
    Pages 545-565
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 567-597

About this book


New developments in testosterone action and therapy are summarized here by internationally renowned experts. They review both basic and clinical knowledge in 20 chapters. This 2nd edition has been thoroughly revised and extended. The book presents the biochemistry of testosterone, its biosynthesis, metabolism and mechanisms of action in target organs. Effects on bones, muscles, lipids, hair, the prostate, and the brain are considered in separate chapters. Syndromes caused by androgen resistance are described in order to highlight the importance of properly functioning enzymes and receptors in the target organs. The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and clinical uses and abuses of testosterone preparations are discussed in detail, and side effects of testosterone treatment are reviewed. This is the state-of-the-art book about testosterone action and therapy for endocrinologists, andrologists, urologists and pharmacologists.


Andrology Hypogonadismus Männliche Kontrazeption Männliche Seneszenz Testosteron Testosterone Testosterontherapie hypogonadism male contraception male senescence mechanism of action of testosterone side effects of testosterone treatment testosterone treatment therapy with testosterone transdermal testosterone treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Eberhard Nieschlag
    • 1
  • Hermann M. Behre
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Reproductive MedicineUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72187-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72185-4
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