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. Give the names of several steroid sex hormones, and indicate their functions in the body.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

To write the name of several sex steroid hormones and their functions in the body.

Concept Introduction:

A hormone belongs to class of signaling the particles or molecules created by glands present in multicelled organisms which get transferred by the circulatory system to organs located to higher distance in order to balance physiological behavior. The adrenal glands arerequired to form cortisol. Steroids are grouped into corticosteroids and sex steroids.

Explanation

Androgens, estrogens, gonadotropins and progestin are the several sex steroids responsible for the growth and development of sexual characteristics. Androgens responsible for the stimulation of male sexual characteristics and development of the size or shape of male sex organs.

Contraceptives such as progesterone-estrogen helps in controlling the unwanted conception...

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