AROMATIZATION HYPOTHESIS

the hypothesis that in rodents, testicular androgens enter the brain and are converted into estrogens by the aromatase enzyme. This transition aims to masculinize the developing nervous system.

AROMATIZATION HYPOTHESIS: "The aromatization hypothesis purports that androgens in the brain are converted to estrogens by an enzyme, which thereby masculinizes the developing nervous system."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AROMATIZATION HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aromatization-hypothesis/ (accessed November 30, 2020).
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