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Andropause: Une histoire a suivre

Andropause: A story to be continued

Abstract

In males, the endocrine and exocrine functions of testes alterate with aging. Though in males, there is not a sudden and definitive interruption of reproduction function, as at menopause in females, spermatogenesis decreases, as testosterone production. This testicular decrease is escorted by a relative decrease of gonadotropin release. So, testicular function, vulnerable to aging, is to be continued.

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Chez l’homme, les fonctions endocrine et exocrine du testicule s’altèrent avec l’âge. Bien qu’il n’y ait pas chez l’homme d’interruption brutale et définitive de la fonction de reproduction, comme à la ménopause chez la femme, la spermatogénèse diminue ainsi que la production de testosterone. Ce vieillissement testiculaire s’accompagne d’une défaillance relative de la secrétion de gonadotrophines. Ainsi, la fonction testiculaire, vulnérable avec l’âge est à suivre

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  • Testosterone
  • Andropause

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  • Testosterone
  • Andropause