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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.

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Spearman correlations were computed between age and sex steroids.
Endogenous sex steroids in plants have been recognized as intermediates in various biosynthetic pathways (Maier et al.
This discussion focuses on studies of several local vaginal treatments (including a recently approved agent) that ameliorate GSM symptoms but do not appreciably raise serum sex steroid levels--reassuring data for certain patient populations.
With both sex steroids and gonadotropins in the pubertal range, a GnRH agonist could be used to control gonadal steroid production and stop bone age advancement, allowing children to reach a greater adult height if started before age 6 years.
Association of sex steroids, gonadotrophins, and their trajectories with clinical cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in elderly men from the Framingham Heart Study," Clinical Endocrinology, vol.
Another consideration with exogenous oral dosing of most sex steroids is that the levels of steroid metabolites can potentially interfere with an immunoassay designed to measure a specific steroid hormone, resulting in false-high values.
Sex steroids and potential mechanisms of non-genomic endocrine disruption in invertebrates.
Comparison of sex steroid measurements in men by immunoassay versus mass spectroscopy and relationships with cortical and trabecular volumetric bone mineral density.
It has been demonstrated in a variety of fish species that phenotypic sex differentiation can be influenced by administration of exogenous estrogens or androgens during or before sex differentiation, revealing the involvement of sex steroids in sex differentiation (Pandian and Sheela.