And Therapeutic Principles

Edited by

Stephen J. Winters, md

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

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Male hypogonadism : basic, clinical, and therapeutic principles / edited by Stephen J. Winters.

p. ; cm. -- (Contemporary endocrinology) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1-58829-131-6 (alk. paper)

1. Hypogonadism. 2. Generative organs, Male—Diseases. [DNLM: 1. Hypogonadism. 2. Genital Diseases, Male. WK 900 M245 2004] I. Winters, Stephen J. II. Series: Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.) RC898.M345 2004 616.6'8--dc21

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