What are the peripheral sites of androgen production?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Skin, fat, liver, and urogenital systems are important peripheral sites of androgen production. Androstenedione, and to some degree DHEA, are converted to testosterone in the skin.


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