Sentence Examples


  • An increase in the male hormone androgen during puberty (seen in both males and females) causes the sebaceous glands to overproduce androgen.
  • Acne is caused by the overproduction of sebum during puberty when high levels of the male hormone androgen cause excess sebum to form.
  • Some boys have adequate amounts of androgen in their system but fail to respond to them, a condition known as androgen resistance.
  • Anti-androgens, drugs that inhibit androgen production, are used to treat women who are unresponsive to other therapies.
  • This procedure, called castration or orchiectomy, removes androgen stimulation from the whole body.