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Development of male secondary sexual characteristics.

vir′il·ize′ (-ə-līz′) v.
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(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"
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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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n virilización f
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Not for Use in Women-Due to lack of controlled studies in women and potential virilizing effects, JATENZO is not indicated for use in women.
Four cases were identified as salt-wasting 21-OHD (two males, two females), one male baby had simple virilizing 21-OHD, and one male baby had 11-OHD CAH.
In the present study, the majority of the cases of ambiguous genitalia presented during infancy (51%, n=152) and CAH was the commonest cause of sexual ambiguity with predominance of salt wasting variety (67%) followed by the simple virilizing defects (33%).12,13 Such results are consistent with another retrospective study conducted in Syria which revealed high prevalence of salt wasting CAH variety in 68.5%.14
Patients with conditions associated with hormonal imbalance like hypothyroidism, virilizing tumours of ovary and adrenal gland, late-onset adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing disease and those who were on hormonal medications etc.
In children with virilizing adrenal tumors, those without large increases in steroid sulfates tend to excrete 11-hydroxyandrosterone, for which the precursor 11-hydroxyandrostenedione may be a useful addition to serum panel methods.
Excess amounts of testosterone can pose a problem, resulting in such "virilizing effects" as acne, hirsutism (excess hair growth in "inappropriate" places, like the chin or upper lip) and thinning of hair on the head (balding).
Testosterone possesses a relatively balanced ratio of myotrophic to androgenic activity (0.7-1.3), which means more virilizing effects for women, potential aggression, and negative impact on cholesterol levels.
Leydig cell tumors may produce endocrine changes and can lead to feminizing or virilizing syndromes due to increased production of androgen and/or estrogens.
Granulosa cell tumors are less likely to enter the clinical differential given the manifestations of increased estrogen production as opposed to the virilizing androgens seen in SLCT.
The only conditions with similar virilization and high frequency of gender reversal during a virilizing puberty as 5R2D are 17[beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 3 (17HSD3) deficiency, (11) discussed below, and partial AIS.
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?
The patients on oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy, liver and kidney diseases, congenital adrenal hyperplasia simple virilizing or severe, adrenal insufficiency, Cushing's syndrome, primary amenorrhea due to any cause, Sheehan syndrome, pregnancy, lactation, treatment for infertility, premature ovarian failure, and hyperprolactinemia were excluded.