sites of production

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Particular tissues within the body produce specific steroids:

  • adrenal cortex:
    • cortisol
    • aldosterone
    • weak androgens e.g. androstenedione
  • ovaries:
    • oestrogen
    • progesterone
  • testes:
    • testosterone
  • placenta:
    • oestrogen
    • progesterone

Last reviewed 01/2018