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Active life stage?[edit]

what is the active life stage of androgen

Sorry, I have no idea what you are asking. Try rephrasing and I will try answering. alteripse 00:45, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

What about the effects of androgen on females?[edit]

And in addition to the effect of androgens (their role and issues associated with too much/too little?) in females - how about how they are produced? This article only discusses androgens in the male - half of the species has been omitted, and the information contained in the article is categorically incorrect if applied to females - could someone with the appropriate level of knowledge please correct this major shortcoming? Thanks in advance!

um i still dont understand what it is???[edit]

what are the long term effects of using androgen?[edit]

Like taking one cicle of a month? thanks for any info you can give me.

Sorry, an accurate answer will be vague. The long term effects can be enormously different depending on the dose, your age and sex and current androgen effects. For example the effects measurable 5 years after a healthy 20 year old man takes 1 month of a standard adult male replacement dose will be minimal. Effects of that same dose for 3 months in a prepubertal 12 year old might include permanent loss of 2 inches of adult height potential. Effects of that same dose in a 70 year old man with unknown prostate cancer might include growth of the cancer. Wanted and unwanted short and long term effects of all hormones are always dependent on dose, length of treatment, and the hormone status of the person taking them. No exceptions. alteripse 22:14, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

From androstane / from cholesterol[edit]

The first paragraph says that all androgens are synthesised from androstane. The section on dehydroepiandrosterone says that this one is synthesized from cholesterol in the adrenal cortex. As cholesterol is the original precursor of all steroid hormones, I suppose this latter information can be lifted out. It is confusing rather than informative. / Habj 19:42, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

I agree these are confusing. I removed the following sentences because they are not true in humans. If they are true in certain animals, we need to specify which and be clearer. It is possible that the androstane claim really means that it is a commonly used precursor for laboratory synthesis, or that it is the fundamental androgen structure, even though it is not an important step in human androgen synthesis, or that it is an important androgen precursor in some species of animal.

All natural androgens are steroid derivatives of androstane (19-carbon tetracyclic hydrocarbon nucleus, C19H32).

* Androstenolone: an androgenic steroid secreted by the adrenal cortex and testes, which is a major precursor of testosterone, but is even weaker than androsterone.

Can the contributor who inserted them provide a source? alteripse 03:13, 8 November 2005 (UTC)



Informative article; please consider including a paragraph on androgen as a treatment for severe anemia. Particularly interested in how it increases hemoglobin. Thanks!

Skypaintur (talk) 22:35, 8 October 2009 (UTC)


This article was written for a medical journal. The medical terms are too technical for common, well-educated laymen to understand. Please edit the material to communicate better with a broader audience. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vancraft (talkcontribs) 23:55, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Testosterone=Aggression Disputed in other studies...[edit]

Proposing adding an "Although this is disputed" to the idea that increased testosterone directly causes increased aggression considering there are numerous studies showing the contrary.

Screening Methods for Androgens[edit]

The whole section does not belong in this article. I assume someone copy/pasted from their own lab course work, but just in case it was written de novo for this article, the contributor can retrieve it and use it elsewhere. Please do not replace it here thanks. If you really dont understand why it doesnt belong in this project, ask and I will explain. Thanks. alteripse 14:25, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Which are stress hormones? Estrogens? Anabolic steroids? Androgens? All?[edit]

"Androgens are also the original anabolic steroids and the precursor of all estrogens, which are stress hormones." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Xojo (talkcontribs) 18:25, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

"Androgens are also the original anabolic steroids and the precursor of all estrogens, which are stress hormones." To my nonbiochemical eye and ear, the last phrase refers to its nearest antecedent, estrogens. Is that correct? Should the sentence be recast? Xojo (talk) 18:31, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Neither androgens nor estrogens are "stress" hormones. The glucocorticoids are "stress" hormones. I have therefore deleted stress hormone from the lead. Boghog (talk) 03:45, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Why does "androstadiene" redirect here?[edit]

Word is not used in article. (talk) 00:54, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Androstadienes at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) – "Derivatives of the steroid androstane having two double bonds at any site in any of the rings." I suppose the androstadiene redirect should be converted into a stub similar to androstane. Boghog (talk) 04:08, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Androgenic impact of exercise[edit]

Nothing can be understood from the entire section of 'Androgenic impact of exercise'. Every sentence contradicts the one the came before it. All the information there should be organized so it would be clear when the androgens go up and when they go down.

The problem with this section is that it is based almost entirely on primary sources. The results of these studies are often contradictory. Even worse, this section mixes animal with human studies. Since results in animals don't always translate to humans, this can cause additional confusion. This entire section needs to be rewritten based on WP:MEDRS compliant secondary sources (i.e., review articles). This would likely result in a much more coherent picture. Boghog (talk) 14:29, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
I also came here to comment this section seems disproportionately long and detailed, considering the article is about a class of chemical/hormone while the section is narrowly focused on what exercise does to values of different hormone levels - some of which aren't even androgens as far as I can tell. As said above it should generally be shorter, clearer, and use secondary sources, but maybe the information should also be moved away from here and to some exercise-related article similar to Neurobiological effects of physical exercise. Cyrej (talk) 19:33, 16 September 2015 (UTC)