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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Effect of flaxseed oil significantly reduced the toxicity induced by lead acetate; a, seminiferous tubules (ST), b, spermatogonia (G) and spermatocytes (SP), prominent sertoli cell (S); c, shrunken seminiferous tubule (ST) with thick outline, clusters of leydig cells (L); d, different stages of spermatocytes (SP), wide interstitial tissue filled with clusters of leydig cells (L) Magnification: a, 100x, b, c, d, 400x.
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The testes have germinal epithelium composed of two compartments: interstitial, formed by the connective tissue, blood vessels and Leydig cells, a thin peritubular cover of myoid cells and collagenous fibers surrounding the tubules; and germinal, formed by the tubules comprising germ cells (spermatogonia, primary and secondary spermatocytes and spermatozoa) and somatic cells (Sertoli) lying on a basement membrane (Fig.
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