polycystic ovary syndrome

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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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