demasculinization


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demasculinization

(dē-măs″kŭ-lĭn-ĭ-zā′shŭn)
Loss of male sexual characteristics. This may be caused by lack of the male hormone or by the action of certain drugs.
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Bjerke DL, Brown TJ, MacLusky NJ, Hochberg RB, Peterson RE (1994) Partial demasculinization and feminization of sex behavior in male rats by in utero and lactational exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-pdioxin is not associated with alterations in estrogen receptor binding or volumes of sexually differentiated brain nuclei.
Although the demasculinization of men was an underdeveloped theme in Sue et al.
Some of these include the demasculinization that occurs as a result of being a male survivor of domestic violence and, for the participant, the shame of divorce (Cook, 2009; Hines et al.
birds, and reptiles; demasculinization and feminization of fish, birds,
Investigators looking for obvious BPA-induced differences, such as chromosome deletions or DNA mutations, could be missing subtle behavioural differences that eventually lead to long-term adverse outcomes, including demasculinization of male behaviours with ensuing decreased reproductive fitness," she said.
Partial demasculinization and feminization of sex behavior in male rats by inutero and lactational exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin is not associated with alterations in estrogen receptor binding or volumes of sexually differentiated brain nuclei.
Atrazine is a suspected teratogen, causing demasculinization in male northern leopard frog even at low concentrations, and an estrogen disruptor.
This demasculinization may be due to a delay in a surge of testosterone necessary for sexual differentiation of the brain (Ward & Weisz, 1980).
In male animals, anything that dampens the testosterone signal during fetal development, such as a chemical or genetic defect, can trigger a subtle demasculinization.
Garland is here working out in his own terms the widespread 1890s concern with the demasculinization of American life.
Chapter 4, "La victima es siempre femenina," refers both to the rule for use of the feminine article even for a male victim and to the demasculinization of the novel's victims.
A study of the musculinization and demasculinization of the physiotherapy profession 1813-1934.