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Related to virilization: Cushing syndrome, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia


Development of male secondary sexual characteristics.

vir′il·ize′ (-ə-līz′) v.


(ˌvɪrɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


(Physiology) the development of adult male physical characteristics in a female or a young boy
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Noun1.virilization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)virilization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"


n. virilización, masculinización, proceso por el cual se desarrollan en la mujer características masculinas gen. debido a un trastorno hormonal o al suplemento artificial de hormonas masculinas.


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In boys, virilization of the genitalia and testicular enlargement are cues of HPG activation, whereas pubic hair growth is often associated with adrenarche (Havelock et al.
Exposure of a female fetus or nursing infant to androgens may result in varying degrees of virilization.
Hormone-secreting ACC presents itself with manifestations of virilization, feminization or Cushing syndrome; hormone-non-secreting ACCs are usually diagnosed incidentally.
One of these is deficiencies of androgen biosynthesis and metabolism leading to insufficient virilization in boys.
In addition, abnormal uterine bleeding or virilization may suggest the presence of estrogen- or testosterone-secreting tumors.
Prenatal diagnosis of P450 oxidoreductase deficiency (ORD): a disorder causing low pregnancy estriol, maternal and fetal virilization, and the Antley-Bixler syndrome phenotype.
Patients with 11-hydroxylase CAH have glucocorticoid deficiency requiring lifelong supplementation, 11[beta]-deoxycorticosterone excess resulting in hypertension, and potential virilization in women.
Complete virilization in congenital adrenal hyperplasia: clinical course, medical management and disease-related complications.
Chiappini's examination includes discussion of the virilization of the male role leading to the demise of the castrato and the promotion of the tenor to that of a heroic masculine subject whose counterpoint was the female soprano, the locus of a feminine identity embodying martyrdom, sacrifice, and suffering.
In females, hirsutism (excessive hair) and virilization (masculization) due to tumors, polycystic ovaries, and androgenital syndromes.
These side effects include weight gain, acne, vasomotor symptoms, menstrual irregularity, hypertension, atherosclerosis, virilization, hepatic neoplasms, and hair growth.
Virilization has been reported in children who were secondarily