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Testosterone - Functions, Uses, Deficiencies, and Substitution

Dilip Mukherjee

University of Kalyani

Dr. Mukherjee is a member of the Zoological Society of Kolkata, India, the Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology, Japan, and the Indian Society for Comparative Endocrinology, Banaras, India. He is an External Member of the Research Advisory Committee of four Universities in India. He has been invited to give at least 30 lectures on endocrinology and reproduction in many universities and has participated in numerous national and international conferences and congresses.


Steroidogenic Enzymes Testes Spermatogenesis Male Sex Characters Infertility Estrogens Androgen Receptors Cardiovascular Diseases Hypogonadism Fat Distribution Bone Density Muscle Strength

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Testosterone is the key male sex hormone that regulates fertility, muscle mass, fat distribution, and RBC production. Hypogonadism is a condition when testosterone levels fall below the normal value and, due to stress and other factors globally, low testosterone level is more and more common and supplementation is one of the important treatments that resolve such problem. Testosterone regulates several processes in the male body. When the levels drop in elderly men it causes hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, impairment of glucose metabolism, development of diabetes, etc. Despite being a male sex hormone, it also contributes to the sex drive, bone density, and muscle strength in women. An excess of testosterone manifests itself in male pattern baldness and infertility. Chronic ongoing low testosterone levels may lead to osteoporosis, mood swing, reduced energy, and testicular shrinkage.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in testosterone functions, uses, deficiency, and replacement therapy. This book will be interesting to general readers, clinicians, and researchers and will focus on the most evidenced-based developments of this critically important hormone.

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Dilip Mukherjee

University of Kalyani

Dr. Mukherjee is a retired Professor of Zoology from the Department of Zoology, Kalyani University, India where he worked since 1981. He is presently acting as Editor-in-Chief Proceedings of Zoological Society, Springer Nature. His field of specialization is molecular endocrinology and reproductive physiology. He is a Mentor of a DST-sponsored research project in the Department of Biological Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata, India. During his tenure at Kalyani University, he handled 13 Research Projects funded by the Government of India. Twenty-four research students were awarded a Ph.D. degree under his direct supervision. He has published more than ninety research papers in high-impact factor peer-reviewed journals and four book chapters. As an editor, he published a special issue on Biological Impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in PZOS Springer-Nature. Dr. Mukherjee is a Member of many different learned Academic Bodies in various Universities and institutes in India. He is an External Member of the Research Advisory Committee of four Universities in India. He has delivered at least 30 invited lectures in many universities on endocrinology and reproduction and delivered invited/ plenary/ symposium lectures at many International and National conferences and Congress. He is a member of the National Academy of Science India and a Fellow of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal, India. He has visited countries like Japan, Korea, Australia, France, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Italy, the USA, and Bangladesh where he delivered lectures on the subject of his interest.

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