After natural menopause in women, androstenedione becomes the primary hormone secreted by the residual follicle deplete ovaries. Two independent studies, in rodents that had undergone ovarian follicular depletion, found that higher serum androstenedione levels correlated with increased working memory errors. This led to the hypothesis that androstenedione impairs memory. The current study directly tested this hypothesis, examining the cognitive effects of androstenedione administration in a rodent model.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-34)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Psychology