What is the name of the primary male sex hormone?
What hormone stimulates ovulation in the female and production of the female sex hormone progesterone?
These are the major sex hormones. Progesterone is a 21-carbon steroid female sex hormone, secreted largely by the corpus luteum and is required for the maintenance of pregnancy. On the other hand, Testosterone is a steroid male sex hormone, secreted by the testes and is responsible for the development of secondary male characteristics.
In the male, the principal sex hormones are the androgens, of which testosterone is the most important. The androgens are steroid hormones produced mainly by the Leydig cells(interstitial cells located near the seminiferous tubules) of the Testes. Testosterone and other androgens are directly responsible for the primary and secondary sex characteristics of the male. In addition to specific sexual behaivor and sex drive the androgens also increase general agressiveness, and are respnsible for vocal behaivor…