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Is testorone in woman inherited?

  1. Jan 28, 2017 #1
    Do it inherited genetically or it has something to do post natal like food, habit, or anything? Im not yet googling it
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  3. Jan 28, 2017 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Testosterone levels in normal females exists but the level is lower than in normal males. Age plays a role as well.
    The primary expression of testosterone is a sex trait in males, which means the level of testerone increases during puberty.

    Some medical conditions cause elevated testosterone levels in females, for example PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

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  4. Jan 28, 2017 #3
    So testoterone in woman is a mistranscryption of DNA i interprete it?
  5. Jan 28, 2017 #4


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    Please explain exactly what you mean. Women normally have testoterone, what are you looking for?
  6. Jan 28, 2017 #5
    I mean did it passed by genes? Or X chromosomes
  7. Jan 28, 2017 #6


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    It is normal for both males and females to have testosterone in their bodies.
    Males will normally have more.

    There are many differences between men and women. Testosterone levels is one.
    Normally gender differences between men and women are determined by their genetics (X-chromosome), but that effect is made manifest through a complex molecular system of sex determination and differentiation.
    Sometimes things can get mixed up (in embryonic development or by some later event).
    This or other events could change testosterone levels in either men or women.
    There could also be a strictly genetic effect that change testosterone levels, such as destroying a gene encoding an enzyme used in it production (it would not have to be on the X or Y chromosome).
  8. Jan 28, 2017 #7
    Nah that was i looking for
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