F. C. KOCH
Although androsterone and dehydroandrosterone, two substances of androgenic character, have been separated from human urine, very little is known as to the significance of their occurrence and still less as to the fluctuations in the rate of excretion in health and disease. It is generally assumed that these substances are waste products formed from testosterone secreted into the blood stream by the gonads, but it is just as reasonable to expect that one or both of these urinary products may be precursors of testosterone or that they, or still other androgenic substances, may originate in part in other tissues or
KOCH FC. RECENT STUDIES ON THE EXCRETION OF MALE SEX HORMONES IN MAN1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:297–301. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-2-297
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(2):297-301.
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