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

n
(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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PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit support organization globally advancing the cause for women and girls with PCOS serving 45,000 members.
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Methods: This study was conducted from August 2013 to October 2014 among obese women with or without polycystic ovary syndrome referred to Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic, Mansoura University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura, Egypt.
The prevalence and features of the polycystic ovary syndrome in an unselected population.
Characterization of Reproductive, Metabolic, and Endocrine Features of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Female Hyperandrogenic Mouse Models.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is considered to be the most common endocrine disorder in the women of reproductive age, with onset manifesting as early as puberty [1].