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What are sex hormones? Why are they named so? State their function.

What are sex hormones? Why are they named so? State their function.

Grade:12th pass

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 6232 Points
one month ago
The hormones which help and control the formation of secondary sexual characters are called sex hormones. They are named so because they control the sexual activities and are secreted by males and females separately. Functions of sex hormones are given below separately: Male sex hormone: It is also called testosterone. It is secreted by testes and causes changes in secondary sexual character of boys like growth of facial hair like moustache, beard, etc. It also stimulates spermatogenesis. Female sex hormone: It is also called estrogen. It is secreted by ovaries and controls the secondary sexual characters in females, appearance of mammary glands, etc. It also maintains pregnancy.

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