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."
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