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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 303: Mechanism of Action of Sex Hormones and Analogous Substances

By J. Ferin

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Title: World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 303: Mechanism of Action of Sex Hormones and Analogous Substances  
Author: J. Ferin
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Publisher: World Health Organization

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Ferin, J. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 303. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Medical Reference Publication

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1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 The WHO Scientific Group on Mechanism of Action of Sex Horlnones and Analogous Substances was convened in Geneva on 8-14 Deceinber 1964 to advise the Director-General of research needs in this field. Because of the widespread use of: and great interest in, such compounds, especially the orally active progestogens, for the control of the reproductive cycle, a thorough knowledge of their effects on the reproductirre process, both immediate and following use over long periods, is vital.

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CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION………………………..3 Biosynthesis and n~etabolism of steroid hormones of the reproductive system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Physiological effects and mechanisms of action of the endogenous steroid hormones on the reproductive system . 9 Exogenous ses-like steroids: their physiology, nletabolisnl and ultimate disposition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Long-term effects of endogenous and exogenous steroids . 17 Non-steroid suppressants and/or stimulants . . . . . . . 21 Research needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

 

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