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MALE. Of the masculine sex; of the sex that begets young; the sex opposed to the female. Vide Gender; Man; Sex; Worthiest of blood.

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"Our study supports the idea that male sex hormones decrease the lifespan in men," the authors said.
The ovaries do stop manufacturing oestrogen, of course, but they happily continue to pump out male sex hormones for the rest of your life and it's those that are responsible for your sex drive.
DAVE, Small Heath A ANABOLIC steroids are synthetically-produced chemicals that mimic the effects of natural hormones, especially the male sex hormones or androgens.
VARIATIONS in a gene related to male sex hormones may be at the root of male-pattern baldness, the most common form of hair loss.
Results from two clinical trials testing the effectiveness of the use of androgens (male sex hormones) alone were published in the 1990s.
Most important of the male sex hormones, testosterone is produced by the testes, it stimulates bone and muscle growth, and sexual development.
Direct, or nonextraction, assays of male sex hormones occasionally yield artefactually increased results [1, 2].
It seemed obvious that if female sex hormones existed, male sex hormones must also exist.
(Earlier this month, the FDA ruled that all over-the-counter products being sold as hair-restorers fail to show any evidence of doing what their manufacturers claim - yet a gullible public continues to spend millions each year on these worthless products.) Experts believe the drug prevents male sex hormones from doing their dastardly deeds on hair follicles of the male scalp, as is the horrible fate of those, like your editor, cursed by androgenetic alopecia, the most common cause of male pattern baldness.
Finally, as Kimura noted, male sex hormones also fluctuate throughout the day, as well as across seasons--a subject worthy of future study.
Like other anabolic steroids, it is designed to mimic the effects of the male sex hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone and thus promote muscle growth.