Leydig cells


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Related to Leydig cells: FSH, corpus luteum, androgen, Leydig cell tumor

in·ter·sti·tial cells

1. cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis that secrete testosterone; Synonym(s): Leydig cells
2. cells derived from the theca interna of atretic follicles of the ovary; they resemble luteal cells and are an important source of estrogens;
3. pineal cells similar to glial cells with long processes.

Leydig cells

[lī′dig]
Etymology: Franz von Leydig, German anatomist, 1821-1908
1 cells of the interstitial tissue of the testes that secrete testosterone.
2 mucous cells that do not pour their secretions out over the surface of the epithelium.

in·ter·sti·tial cells

(in'tĕr-stish'ăl selz)
1. Cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis that secrete testosterone.
Synonym(s): Leydig cells.
2. Cells derived from the theca interna of atretic follicles of the ovary; they resemble luteal cells and are an important source of estrogens.
3. Pineal cells similar to glial cells with long processes.

Leydig cells

Cells lying between the seminiferous tubules in the testis that secrete testosterone. (Franz Leydig, 1821–1908, German zoologist).

Leydig cells

or

interstitial cells

the cells of the testes that secrete TESTOSTERONE when stimulated by LUTEINIZING HORMONE.

Leydig cells

Cells that make up the endocrine tissue of the testis and produce testosterone. They are named for Franz von Leydig (1821–1908), the German professor of anatomy who first identified them.
Mentioned in: Klinefelter Syndrome

Leydig,

Franz von, German anatomist, 1821-1908.
Leydig cell adenoma - small benign tumors of the testis that often produce testosterone, causing endocrine symptoms. Synonym(s): interstitial cell tumor of testis
Leydig cells - cells between the seminiferous tubules of the testis that secrete testosterone. Synonym(s): interstitial cells
Leydig drain
Leydig duct - embryonic duct which becomes ductus deferens in males.

Leydig cells,

n.pr the cells of the interstitial tissue of the testes that secrete testosterone.
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Luteinizing hormone differentially regulates the secretion of testicular oxytocin and testosterone by purified adult rat Leydig cells in vitro.
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Evaluation of cytotoxicity and oxidative DNA damaging effects of di(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) and mono(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (MEHP) on MA-10 Leydig cells and protection by selenium.
Toxic effects of zearalenone and a-zearalenol on the regulation of steroidogenesis and testosterone production in mouse Leydig cells.
The development of the internal genitalia is dependent on the production, or lack of, of hormones from the foetal testis; both testosterone from the Leydig cells and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) from the embryonic Sertoli cells are needed.
Histological study: The number of spermatogonia, primary spermatocyte, spermatid, Sertoli and Leydig cells was studied in seminiferous tubules epithelium.