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hir·sut·ism

 (hûr′so͞o-tĭz′əm, hîr′-, hər-so͞o′-)
n.
Heavy growth of hair, often in abnormal distribution.
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hirsutism

(ˈhɜːsjuːˌtɪzəm)
n
(Medicine) med the condition of being abnormally hairy
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hir•sut•ism

(ˈhɜr suˌtɪz əm, hɜrˈsu tɪz-)

n.
abnormal hairiness.
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hirsutism

1. a condition of shaggy hairiness.
2. Biology. the state of being covered “with long, stiff hairs. — hirsute, adj.
See also: Hair
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hirsutism - excessive hairiness
hairiness, pilosity - the quality of having hair
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Translations
hirsutisme
Hirsutismus
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hir·sut·ism

n. hirsutismo, desarrollo excesivo de pelo en áreas no comunes, esp. en la mujer.
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hirsutism

n hirsutismo
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References in periodicals archive ?
70 percent of women have hirsutism (malepattern hair growth) as a symptom.
Hirsutism, acne, and male-pattern balding are all common signs of hyper-androgenism.
In 1935, Stein and Leventhal first described polycystic ovarian disease in a series of 7 women who presented with bilateral polycystic ovaries, amenorrhea, hirsutism and obesity, hence the eponym "Stein-Leventhal syndrome".1 Later with the uncovering of its association with metabolic disorders like insulin resistance, obesity, type II diabetes and altered lipid profile it was named as polycystic ovarian syndrome.2,3
Combination therapy, using oral contraceptives and spironolactone, in a cohort of 138 patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) was associated with increased rates of improvement of hirsutism, acne, and menstrual irregularity.
IPL is widely used for skin procedures such as hirsutism which include increase facial hair growth specially in young females.
Objective: To compare the efficacy of spironolactone plus oral contraceptives with metformin in treatment of hirsutism among patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Stieglitz, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues reported on the case of a perimenopausal woman aged 48 years who presented with palpitations, hirsutism, and inability to lose weight.
The women were assessed for body mass index and hirsutism. Blood samples were taken to test for hormonal abnormalities common with PCOS and metabolic issues, like type 2 diabetes mellitus and glucose tolerance.
Leah Jorgensen, 33, has polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder which can cause hirsutism - abnormal, male-pattern hair growth.
Clinical manifestations of hyperandrogenism include hirsutism, alopecia, acne, virilization, and emotional distress [1].
Physical features characteristic of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that affects 5%-10% females in reproductive age, such as excessive body weight, hirsutism, and acne, are remote from the beauty standards [1,2].
More reliable signs include hirsutism and acanthosis nigricans; 70%-80% of women with hirsutism have PCOS, and 53% of patients with PCOS have hirsutism, most commonly on the trunk.