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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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome or hyperandrogenic chronic anovulation and is the long-term inability to release eggs from ovaries which can be fertilized.
3%) were diagnosed as having PCOS according to the National Institutes of Health criteria of unexplained hyperandrogenic chronic anovulation.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition of unexplained hyperandrogenic chronic anovulation that affects at least 4% of women of reproductive age.