Does Sex Matter?
While it is anatomically obvious why only males develop
prostate cancer and only females get ovarian cancer, it is not at all obvious why, for
example, females are more likely than males to recover language ability after
suffering a left-hemisphere stroke or why females have a far greater risk than males
of developing life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in response to a variety of
potassium channel-blocking drugs.
posted by Cyndy