Aging of Adrenal Cortex and Ovary

  • Mortimer B. Lipsett


The early impetus to study hormone secretion in aging resulted from attempts to understand the failing libido noted in many older men. The topic has been investigated and reinvestigated as methods improved, from crude bioassays to crude steroid measurements (the 17-ketosteroids) arriving finally at our present level of sophistication in hormone analysis. Nevertheless, even the semiquantitative bioassays and the gross group measurements of steroids revealed the basic outlines of aging in the adrenal cortex and ovary.


Postmenopausal Woman Adrenal Cortex Adrenal Androgen Gonadal Dysgenesis Ovarian Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mortimer B. Lipsett
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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