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 (hī′pō-gō′năd-ĭz′əm, -gŏn′ə-dĭz′əm)
Inadequate functioning of the testes or ovaries as manifested by deficiencies in gametogenesis or the secretion of gonadal hormones.


(ˌhaɪ pəˈgoʊ næˌdɪz əm, -ˈgɒn æ-)

n. Pathol.
1. diminished hormonal or reproductive functioning in the testes or the ovaries.
2. a manifestation of this, as delayed pubescence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypogonadism - incompetence of the gonads (especially in the male with low testosterone); results in deficient development of secondary sex characteristics and (in prepubertal males) a body with long legs and a short trunk
eunuchoidism, male hypogonadism - the state of being a eunuch (either because of lacking testicles or because they failed to develop)
Kallman's syndrome - hypogonadism with anosmia; a congenital sexual disorder that prevents the testicles from maturing at puberty
incompetence - inability of a part or organ to function properly
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Rigorous studies have not linked testosterone replacement therapy to heart attack or stroke, and the decision to prescribe testosterone replacement therapy should be based on a full diagnostic work-up--not the underlying cause of hypogonadism, according to a new position statement from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
While hypogonadism can be associated with fatigue, erectile dysfunction, decreased muscle mass, and even infertility, these symptoms may not always be related to low levels of this hormone.
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a subsidiary of Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL), announced today the commercial availability of NATESTO(TM) (testosterone nasal gel), the first and only nasal gel for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males diagnosed with hypogonadism.
It has been estimated that hypogonadism currently affects up to 4 million American men, and as the population ages, this number will only rise.
The FDA has approved Natesto in May this year for replacement therapy in males for conditions related to a deficiency or lack of endogenous testosterone including primary hypogonadism (congenital or acquired) and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (congenital or acquired).
Aggressive marketing campaigns by pharmaceutical companies have led to increased awareness of hypogonadism among men, who may then present to the clinic requesting testing or treatment (1).
Hypogonadism may result from a chromosome disorder, an infection such as mumps or an abnormality of the pituitary gland in the brain, which controls hormone production by the testicles.
In the meantime physicians involved in the care of men with diabetes should remain vigilant for the symptoms and signs of hypogonadism.
Kallmann syndrome and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.
Explaining the process, known as male hypogonadism, urologist Dr Robert Brannigan of Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital said: "This is a highly prevalent disorder.
Menopause in men, medically known as male hypogonadism, causes symptoms of fatigue, mood swings, decreased desire for sex, hair loss, lack of concentration and weight gain.