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Testosterone production is mainly contributed by (LQ)



A Leydig cells
B Sertoli cells

C Seminiferous tubules
D Epididymis

Ans. A

Leydig cells

1. Between the seminiferous tubules are special cells called Leydig cells (or "interstitial cells") where testosterone and other androgens are formed.

2. Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group.

3. Testosterone is primarily secreted in the testes of males and the ovaries of females although small amounts are secreted by the adrenal glands.

4. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.

5. In both males and females, it plays key roles in health and well-being. Examples include enhanced libido, energy, immune function, and protection against osteoporosis.

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