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Sex Hormones and Aging

  • Bernard A. Eskin
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 97)

Abstract

Many medications have been suggested which may diminish the effects of aging on various tissues in the body. Particularly notable have been the interventions into the characteristic changes involving the skin, sensory, cardiovascular and neurologic systems, all of which have been considered to abrogate the declining intracellular metabolic maintenance. Intervention by the use of sex hormones is more definitive and serves multiple systems. The hormones have peripheral somatic action but the major known responses deal with primary and secondary sexual tissues.

Keywords

Estrogen Receptor Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Reproductive Hormone Testicular Function Propionate Testosterone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard A. Eskin
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical College of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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