Action · Deficiency · Substitution

  • Eberhard Nieschlag
  • Hermann M. Behre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Gerhard F. Weinbauer, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 23-50
  3. Walter Hubert
    Pages 51-71
  4. Hans-Udo Schweikert, Gabriela Romalo
    Pages 72-91
  5. Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre
    Pages 92-114
  6. Hermann M. Behre, Frank Oberpenning, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 115-135
  7. David J. Handelsman
    Pages 136-154
  8. Gilbert Schaison, Khalil Nahoul, Béatrice Couzinet
    Pages 155-164
  9. Virgil A. Place, Linda Atkinson, Della A. Prather, Nancy Trunnell, F. Eugene Yates
    Pages 165-181
  10. Louis J. G. Gooren, Kaas H. Polderman
    Pages 182-203
  11. Joel S. Finkelstein, Anne Klibanski
    Pages 204-218
  12. Michael Krieg, Sabine Tunn
    Pages 219-244
  13. Fritz H. Schröder
    Pages 245-260
  14. Alex Vermeulen
    Pages 261-276
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 277-285

About this book


New developments in testosterone therapy are summarized here by internationally renowned experts. They review both basic and clinical knowledge in fourteen chapters. The book begins with the biochemistry of testosterone, its biosynthesis, metabolism and mechanisms of action in target organs. Three chapters deal with specific aspects of testosterone action, namely its role in spermatogenesis, its psychotropic effects and its effects on bones. Syndromes caused by androgen resistance are described in order to highlight the importance of properly functioning enzymes and receptors in the target organs. Causes and symptoms of male hypogonadism, the major indication for testosterone treatment, are described. Five chapters are devoted to the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and clinical uses and abuses of testosterone preparations. The new transdermal testosterone application is described in detail. Side effects of testosterone treatment are reviewed. The possible role of androgens in the development of prostatic hypertrophy and carcinoma is discussed extensively since this question is of major concern to the clinician.


Andrologie Andrology Hypogonadismus Männliche Kontrazeption Männliche Seneszenz Testosteron Testosterone hypogonadism male contraception male senescence mechanism of action of testosterone side effects of testosterone treatment testosterone tr

Editors and affiliations

  • Eberhard Nieschlag
    • 1
  • Hermann M. Behre
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Reproductive MedicineUniversity of MünsterMünsterFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-00816-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-00814-0
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