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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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Or, was her PMS and subsequent severe dysmenorrhea somehow related to her demonstrated excessive 5[alpha]-R activity, acne and sensitivity to the virilizing effects of DHEA?
Sertoli-stromal tumors, also known as Leydig cell tumors, are rare, androgen-secreting, virilizing tumors in young women.
This virilizing alteration is induced by the organotin compound called TBT (tributyltin), used as a biocide in antifouling paints and other products (Castro et al.
The most common cause of CAH is 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD) where patients with the classic form present with or without salt loss (salt wasting or simple virilizing forms, resp.
Selected Disorders of Sexual Differentiation Disorders of Sexual Differentiation Disorder Description Genital Appearance Conditions Associated with Prenatal (Postnatal) Virilization of 46,XX Individuals * 46,XX with Endocrine disorder Female (normal congenital adrenal where the adrenal ovaries and hyperplasia (most glands produce uterus) with common cause 21- extremely high genital hydroxylase levels of masculinzation deficiency) virilizing ranging from mild hormones inutero.
A case study of virilizing adrenal tumor in an adolescent female elite tennis player-insight into the use of anabolic steroids in young athletes.
Based on these investigations a diagnosis of virilizing (androgen producing) tumor of ovary was made.
The observations of a longer AGD in girls with virilizing congenital adrenal hyperplasia (Callegari et al.
Damste, "Voice Changes in Adult Women Caused by Virilizing Agents," Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders 32, no.
Classic type presents early in infant life as salt losing or simple virilizing type, whereas non classic form presents late at puberty or in adult life.
A phenotypic spectrum exists, and the phenotype is classified into 3 subtypes according to clinical severity: classic salt-wasting (SW), classic simple virilizing (SV), and nonclassic (NC) (mild or lateonset) forms.
A milder simple virilizing form may presen t with ambiguous genitalia and marked virilization of the newborn with female karyotype often causing uncertainty in assignment of sex8.