polycystic ovary syndrome


polycystic ovary syndrome

noun

Definition of POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

:  a variable disease that is marked by amenorrhea, hirsutism, obesity, infertility, and ovarian enlargement and is usually initiated by an elevated level of luteinizing hormone, androgen, or estrogen which results in an abnormal cycle of gonadotropin release by the pituitary gland —called also polycystic ovarian syndrome

First Known Use of POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

1967

polycystic ovary syndrome

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

: a variable disorder that is marked especially by amenorrhea, hirsutism, obesity, infertility, and ovarian enlargement and is usually initiated by an elevated level of luteinizing hormone, androgen, or estrogen which results in an abnormal cycle of gonadotropin release by the pituitary gland—abbreviation PCOS; called also polycystic ovarian disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, polycystic ovary disease, Stein-Leventhal syndrome

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