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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Hypogonadism
The cause of hypogonadism may be "primary" or "central." In primary hypogonadism, the ovaries or testes themselves do not function properly.
The most common genetic disorders that cause primary hypogonadism are Turner syndrome (in women) and Klinefelter syndrome (in men).
A genetic cause of central hypogonadism that also produces an inability to smell is Kallmann syndrome (males).
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001195.htm   (783 words)

  
  Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypogonadism in Primary Care Practice
Hypogonadism is defined as deficient or absent male gonadal function that results in insufficient testosterone secretion.
Hypogonadism may be primary due to testicular failure, or secondary due to hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysfunction, resulting in the production or release of insufficient testosterone to maintain testosterone-dependent functions and systems.
Hypogonadism affects an estimated 4 to 5 million men in the United States, and although it may occur in men at any age, low testosterone levels are especially common in older males.
www.bumc.bu.edu /Departments/PageMain.asp?Page=7017&DepartmentID=371   (1755 words)

  
 Hypogonadism - Health Encyclopedia
The cause of hypogonadism may be "primary" or "central." In primary hypogonadism, the ovaries or testes themselves do not function properly.
A genetic cause of central hypogonadism that also produces an inability to smell is Kallmann syndrome (males).
If a brain tumor is present (central hypogonadism) there may be headaches or visual loss, or symptoms of other hormonal deficiencies (such as hypothyroidism).
www.nbc4.com /encyclopedia/6861665/detail.html   (917 words)

  
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Hypogonadism resulting from defects of the gonads is traditionally referred to as primary hypogonadism.
Hypogonadism resulting from hypothalamic or pituitary defects are termed secondary hypogonadism or central hypogonadism (referring to the central nervous system).
Hypogonadism is often discovered during evaluation of delayed puberty, but ordinary delay which eventually results in normal pubertal development and reproductive function is termed constitutional delay.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=hypogonadism   (549 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is absent or decreased function of the male testes or the female ovaries.
It is considered a form of secondary hypogonadism, which means the condition is due to a problem with the pituitary or hypothalamus gland.
Kallmann syndrome is an inherited form of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism that usually includes involves a disorder with the sense of smell.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000390.htm   (425 words)

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