Anatomy & Physiology Reproductive #5

Question

Which collective term is used when discussing testosterone and other steroid hormones produced by the male reproductive system?

Answers

  1. Allergen
    • Rationale:

      An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction. It is not a collective term used when discussing testosterone and other steroid hormones produced by the male reproductive system.

  2. Gynogen
    • Rationale:

      Gynogen is a collective term used to describe estrogen and other female, not male, hormones produced by the reproductive system.

  3. Pathogen
    • Rationale:

      A pathogen is a microorganism capable of causing disease. It is not a collective term used when discussing testosterone and other steroid hormones produced by the male reproductive system.

  4. Androgen
    • Rationale:

      Testosterone and other steroid hormones, produced by the male reproductive system, are collectively referred to as androgens.

Overview

The male reproductive system is dependent on hormones. Hormones are chemicals that stimulate and regulate the activity of cells or organs in the reproductive system.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

Androgen is the collective term used to refer to the hormones that are produced by the male reproductive system. Testosterone is the primary male hormone. Androgens induce the development of secondary sexual characteristics in males, including changes in body shape; deepening of the voice; and facial and pubic hair.

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