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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In fact, it's not yet even clear what might cause sex hormone levels to rise in the womb, the researchers said.
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The sex hormone levels of LH: 0.66 mIU/ml, FSH: 2.87 mIU/ml, E2: 24.79 pg/ml, prolactin (PRL): 17.48 ng/ml, and T <0.25 ng/ml, respectively, were detected by serum assay.
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Association of endogenous sex hormones with diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in men: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.
Association between endogenous sex hormones and liver fat in a multiethnic study of atherosclerosis.
Preliminary results from the phase 2 clinical trial of sex hormone estriol [1] in women with MS show interesting results that call for further study.
That's because the pituitary gland in his brain, which governs the production of the male sex hormone, has been switched on in the night and levels have been steadily rising until dawn.
It is influenced by many other factors that may be neuroendocrine peptides, sex hormones, or other metabolites.