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Where in The Body is Testosterone Produced?

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Testosterone is produced by the gonads (by the Leydig cells in testes in men and by the ovaries in women), although small quantities are also produced by the adrenal glands in both sexes. It is an androgen, meaning that it stimulates the development of male characteristics

The hypothalamus, located in the brain, tells the pituitary gland how much testosterone the body needs. The pituitary gland then sends the message to the testicles. Most testosterone is produced in the testicles, but small amounts come from the adrenal glands, which are located just above the kidneys

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testosterone production the hypothalamus releases ganado tropen releasing hormone or GnRH impulses every sixty to ninety minutes to stimulate the pulsatile release of luteinizing hormone LH from the pituitary gland into the bloodstream LH binds the LH receptor on the Leydig cells of the testes binding initiates a cascade of events which include the conversion of cholesterol depicted as LDL here to pregnenolone followed by a series of reactions which convert pregnenolone to testosterone testosterones secreted by the testes diffuses into the peripheral circulation to be carried to target tissues in liver muscle and adipose tissue testosterone binds directly to its androgen receptor or AR to exert its biological effect in skin hair the prostate gland and go nate’ll tissue testosterone must be converted to dihydrotestosterone or DHT by 5 alpha reductase in order to bind the androgen receptor in bone and brain testosterone is converted by aromatization to estradiol or e2 which binds the estrogen receptor e to our to carry out its effects

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