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Androgens (Testosterone)

Androgens, such as testosterone, are male sex hormones that produce male sexual characteristics; androgens are also present at low levels in women. These hormones are important to the healthy functioning of many parts of the body.

Androgens are used to treat men whose hormone levels have decreased.

Last Revised: May 17, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology

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