Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideComplications and ComorbiditiesEndocrine

Male Hypogonadism

Swaytha Yalamanchi, M.D., Amin Sabet, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Male hypogonadism is a clinical syndrome that results from the failure of the testes to produce physiologic testosterone levels and/or normal number of spermatazoa as a result of disruption of one or more levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis[4].
  • Classified as primary (resulting from testicular disease), secondary (resulting from pituitary and/or hypothalamic disease), or combined primary/secondary.

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Last updated: May 3, 2015