What Are Androgens? - Definition, Types, Function & Effects


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Male hormones are collectively called _____?

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1. The primary group of androgens are called _____?

2. Which androgen is responsible for male baldness, prostate growth, and sebaceous gland activity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Androgens are responsible for proper fetal development, as well as certain behaviors and male health concerns. Answer practice questions about how androgens function in the body and which androgen is responsible for male baldness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will test you on the following topics:

  • Specific androgens and groups of androgens
  • What androgens regulate in the body
  • The consequences of having a high androgen concentration

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - identify the primary group of androgens in the body
  • Distinguishing differences - choose the correct androgen by contrasting the functions of each
  • Information recall - recollect important facts from the associated lesson regarding the impact of high androgen concentrations

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about the health effects and role of androgens, study the lesson called What Are Androgens? - Definition, Types, Function & Effects. In this lesson, you'll review:

  • How androgens affect men and women differently
  • Which parts of the body produce androgens
  • Several detailed functions of androgens
  • The relationship between puberty and androgens in males