The Relationship between Fetal Hormones and the Differentiation of the Central Nervous System in Primates

  • John A. Resko
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 11)


As many research reports attest over the years, sex steroids such as testosterone affect the differentiation of the central nervous system (CNS) (reviewed by Harris, 1964), The effects of prenatal or perinatal hormones on the development of the CNS can usually be divided into two categories: 1) effects on how gonadotropins are released in adulthood; and 2) effects on sexual behavior.


Rhesus Monkey Umbilical Artery Male Fetus Female Fetus Intact Male 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Resko
    • 1
  1. 1.Oregon Regional Primate Research CenterBeavertonUSA

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