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

Examples of polycystic ovary syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many patients have medical problems related to severe obesity, including diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, polycystic ovary syndrome, sleep apnea and painful arthritic joints. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2022 In 2016, the Star Wars star took to Instagram to get real about her experiences with both endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and navigating all the symptoms from chronic pain to skin issues. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 5 Apr. 2022 Many target hard-to-manage conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which have symptoms ranging from weight gain to muscle soreness to depression. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, 8 July 2021 Two stubborn symptoms led Keke Palmer to her eventual diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), the actor shared on Monday's episode of The Tamron Hall Show. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, 17 Nov. 2021 King’s entry into motherhood comes after her struggles with infertility and two miscarriages caused by polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that causes a hormonal imbalance. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2022 For people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hormonal BC can help regulate your cycle and ease one of the most frustrating symptoms: excess hair growth, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Lauren Krouse, SELF, 22 Nov. 2021 Being overweight or obese could also signal an underlying health condition like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Dr. Wider points out. Korin Miller, Health.com, 27 Oct. 2021 Both Blakeway and Raupp stress the importance of Vitamin D in particular, as deficiency has been linked to fertility issues including low AMH, along with polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis. Elizabeth Nicholas, Vogue, 5 Nov. 2021 See More

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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polycystic ovary syndrome

noun

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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