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polycystic ovary syndrome

n. Abbr. PCOS
An endocrine disorder usually associated with multiple cysts within the ovaries and excess levels of androgens, characterized by hirsutism, acne, menstrual irregularity, infertility, and often insulin resistance.

polycystic ovary syndrome

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(Pathology) a hormonal disorder in which the Graafian follicles in the ovary fail to develop completely so that they are unable to ovulate, remaining as multiple cysts that distend the ovary. The results can include reduced fertility, obesity, and hirsutism. Abbreviation: PCOS
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The 133 sisters with polycystic ovaries had serum testosterone and fasting insulin levels similar to those of their PCOS sisters.
The study supports the notion that hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinemia are inherited traits in families with PCOS but that those features may be limited to those female members who have polycystic ovaries.
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The women in the study were defined as having PCOS based on an LH/FSH ratio in excess of 2, elevated plasma testosterone, oligomenorrhea, hypertichosis, and, in most patients, ultrasound evidence of polycystic ovaries.
The women in the study were defined as having PCOS based on an LH/FSH ratio in excess of 2, elevated plasma testosterone, oligomenorrhea, hypertrichosis, and, in most patients, ultrasound evidence of polycystic ovaries.
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It appears that many of the common metabolic derangements seen in PCOS also occur, albeit in a milder form, in the many women who have polycystic ovaries without amenorrhea or obesity.
One in four women have polycystic ovaries, where the follicles (which contain eggs) are around the edges of the ovaries instead of dotted over them.
AS my periods have always been unpredictable and I was having terrible trouble with my weight, my doctor thought I might have polycystic ovaries.