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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: sex hormone binding globulin?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Sex hormone-binding globulin (shbg) or sex steroid-binding globulin (ssbg) is a glycoprotein that binds to sex hormones, to be specific, androgens and estrogens. Other steroid hormones such as progesterone, cortisol, and other corticosteroids are bound by transcortin.
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