Prostate Hormone Loop

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Title: Prostate Hormone Loop
Description: Drawing showing how androgens (male sex hormones) are made in the body. Arrows are used to show the hypothalamus in the brain releasing luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH), the pituitary releasing luteinizing hormone (LH), the testicles releasing testosterone, and the adrenal gland releasing adrenal androgens. Also shown are arrows pointing from the testicles and adrenal gland to the prostate.

Drawing shows how androgens (male sex hormones) are made in the body. The hypothalamus (part of the brain) releases luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH), which causes the pituitary to make luteinizing hormone (LH). LH acts on cells in the testicles to make an androgen called testosterone. Androgens are also made by the adrenal glands. Androgens cause prostate cells to grow. They may also cause prostate cancer cells to grow.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Genitourinary
Anatomy -- Nervous System
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR752235
Date Created: December 30, 2013
Date Added: April 28, 2021
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow