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      Bioavailability and LH-Suppressing Effect of Different Testosterone Preparations in Normal and Hypogonadal Men

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          The therapeutic effectiveness of intramuscularly administered testosterone esters and free testosterone in suppositories was investigated by the measurement of plasma testosterone and LH levels after administration to normal and hypogonadal men. Testosterone levels were elevated above the lower physiological limit for 1 day after 25 mg testosterone propionate, for 2 days after 50 mg testosterone propionate and for 14 days after 250 mg testosterone oenanthate. LH levels were suppressed for the corresponding periods. Elevated plasma testosterone and suppressed LH levels were maintained by testosterone suppositories (3 × 20 mg for 5 days).

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1976
          1976
          25 November 2008
          : 7
          : 3
          : 138-145
          Affiliations
          2. Medizinische Klinik, Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
          Article
          178721 Horm Res 1976;7:138–145
          10.1159/000178721
          1002121
          © 1976 S. Karger AG, Basel

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