noun. a male sex hormone and the most potent androgen generated by the testes. It encourages the growth of male reproductive organs, inclusive of the prostate gland, and secondary sex traits, and muscle development. Women typically excrete minor quantities of such from the adrenal cortex and ovary.

TESTOSTERONE: "Many me experience diminished levels of testosterone, most commonly during or after middle age."
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