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The male gamete: spermatogenesis, maturation, function 

The male gamete: spermatogenesis, maturation, function
The male gamete: spermatogenesis, maturation, function

C. Marc Luetjens

and Gerhard F. Weinbauer

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date: 19 May 2022

The testes fulfil two essential functions: the production and maturation of the male gametes and synthesis and the secretion of the sexual hormones. Unless otherwise specified, this chapter describes the situation in the human and provides the basis for understanding the endocrine and local regulation of testicular function. Data obtained in experimental animals are presented when the corresponding human mechanisms are not known or cannot be clarified for ethical reasons.

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