hyperandrogenism

n.
excessive secretion of androgen in women. It is associated with hirsutism, acne, sparse or infrequent menstruation (oligomenorrhoea), metrorrhagia, absent or infrequent ovulation, infertility, endometrial hyperplasia, hyperlipidaemia, hyperglycaemia, and hypertension; all these conditions may be the result of mutations in specific genes. See also virilization.

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hy·per·an·dro·gen·ism (hi″pər-anґdro-jən-iz-əm) the state of having excessive secretion of androgens, as seen in congenital adrenal hyperplasia, some types of precocious puberty, and other conditions.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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