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

n
(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 ovary syndrome is the most common reproductive disorder, affecting one in 10 women of childbearing age.
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Polycystic Ovary syndrome is a common gynaecological problem affecting 25 percent of general population.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine and metabolic disorders with a prevalence of approximately 60-70% in Chinese obese women of reproductive age.[1] The common manifestations of PCOS are oligomenorrhea, chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenism, hyperinsulinemia, and polycystic ovaries on ovarian ultrasonography.[2] PCOS increases the risks of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, endometrial cancer, and ovarian cancer.[3],[4] The pathogenesis of PCOS remains unclear, although it is considered to be the result of interaction between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder in females of reproductive age with a prevalence of up to 20%.