A testosterone test measures the amount of the male hormone, testosterone, in the blood.
How the test is performed
Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.
Next, the health care provider gently inserts a needle into the vein. The blood collects into an airtight vial or tube attached to the needle. The elastic band is removed from your arm. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed, and the puncture site is covered to stop any bleeding.
In infants or young children, a sharp tool called a lancet may be used to puncture the skin and make it bleed. The blood collects into a small glass tube called a pipette, or onto a slide or test strip....
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New research has found that estrogen may allow women to respond better to repeated stress. The researchers found that young female rats that were stressed by a week of periodic physical restraint did not have any impairment in their ability to remember and recognize objects that they had been show earlier. In comparison, young males that were exposed to the same type of conditions scored lower on the short-term memory tests. However, when researchers lowered estrogen levels in the brain of female rats, they found that these rats performed at the same levels as the males. The researchers focused on the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which controls high-level executive functions such as planning, decision-making and memory.
The researchers do not understand how estrogen pro...
Generic Name: TESTOSTERONE SUSTAINED-RELEASE - BUCCAL Pronounced: (tess-TOSS-ter-own) Testosterone Bucl Precautions
Before using testosterone, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients (such as soy), which can cause allergic reactions
or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
male breast cancer
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
prostate problems (e.g., enlarged prostate or benign
heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure, coronary
ongoing lung disease
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