The graphic below was created by Ann Pietrangelo and medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD for Healthline. The graphic offers a basic Testosterone 101 reference for those who want to know how T functions in the (male) body.
I have included a more readable version of the references at the bottom of the post.
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- How do muscles grow? (2004). University of New Mexico. Retrieved March 24, 2014 from http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article folder/musclesgrowLK.html
- How the male body works sexually. (2013, August 19). American Cancer Society. Retrieved March 24, 2014 from http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinmen/sexualityfortheman/sexuality-for-men-with-cancer-how-male-body-works-sexually
- Testosterone. (n.d.). Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. Retrieved from March 24, 2014 from http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/HomePage/Faculty/Josephs/pdf_documents/Testos_Encyclo_Entry.pdf
- Not enough test in testosterone. (2004, April). Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School. Retrieved March 26, 2014 from http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Not_enough_test_in_testosterone.htm
- Testosterone, prostate cancer, and balding: Is there a link? (2004, October). The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. Retrieved March 26, 2014 from http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update1004a.shtml
- Testosterone replacement therapy. (n.d.). Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved March 24, 2014 from http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/testosterone_replacement_therapy/hic_testosterone_replacement_therapy.aspx
- Testosterone therapy: Key to male vitality? (2012, April 10). Mayo Clinic. Retrieved March 24, 2014 from http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/sexual-health/in-depth/testosterone-therapy/art-20045728
- Understanding how testosterone affects men. (2013, September 23). National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved March 21, 2014 from http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters/september2013/09232013testosterone.htm
- What are the heart risks associated with testosterone therapy? (2014, March 19). Mayo Clinic. Retrieved March 24, 2014 from http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/mens-health/expert-answers/testosterone-therapy-side-effects/faq-20090015