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N.K. Agrawal

Banaras Hindu University

Prof. Neeraj Kumar Agrawal is an astute clinical endocrinologist, researcher, and professor at the Institute of Medical Sciences (Banaras Hindu University), as well as a senior member of the Endocrine Society of India.


Androgen Sex Steroid Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Male Hypogonadism Androgen Excess Adrenal Hypertrophy Clitoromegaly Hirsutism Low Testosterone Short Stature Azoospermia

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Androgens are sex steroids secreted from adrenals and testes, responsible for male sexual development and secondary sex characters. Androgen deficiency in males leads to hypogonadism, both testicular or pituitary (hypothalamus abnormalities could cause this problem). In females, effects of adrenal androgen are present in pubic and axillary hair development. Excess of androgen can cause hirsutism and other clinical androgen excess disorders. Androgen receptor abnormalities are very important to be defined through genetic investigations that can find the cause of the related syndromes.

This book intends to inform the readers on recent developments in physiology, pharmacology, clinical syndromes of androgen excess and deficiencies, and management issues. Through their experience and expertise, the authors will help the readers get a compilation of the literature, as well as the expert views on the various topics of the book.

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Date completed: November 16th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 14th 2021

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N.K. Agrawal

Banaras Hindu University

Prof. Neeraj Kumar Agrawal, DM (Endocrinology), is a professor at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has clinical and research training in endocrinology and metabolism. He completed his DM course in 2000 and is since actively involved in teaching and training. He has keen interest in reproductive endocrinology and adolescent endocrinology, diabetes, and thyroid disorders. He has published over 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and has edited books on "Thyroid Hormone" and "Debatable topics in PCOS patients". He acts as an examiner in endocrinology training centres, is actively involved in the Endocrine Society of India, and is a speaker at annual conferences.

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