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

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Recent Examples on the Web In a series of unfiltered selfies, Keke Palmer showed her bare skin with pimples and acne scars—and revealed that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the likely cause. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Keke Palmer Reveals She Has PCOS—and She Had to Fight for a Diagnosis," 2 Dec. 2020 Some people are more likely to develop gestational diabetes than others, such as people who are older than 25, have a family history of type 2 diabetes, or who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the CDC says. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Meghan Trainor Reveals She Was Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes," 2 Dec. 2020 On December 1, the actor posted a slideshow of makeup-free selfies to Instagram and revealed that she's been experiencing severe acne breakouts due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Keke Palmer Got Super Candid About Having Acne Caused by PCOS," 2 Dec. 2020 The men and women keeping vigil and bearing witness in these bright vignettes shed light on the physical and emotional pain of women living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an often traumatic and shame-inducing medical condition. Enuma Okoro, Vogue, "In the Art of Tonia Nneji and Zohra Opoku, Poignant Narratives of Healing," 13 Nov. 2020 So women with polycystic ovary syndrome struggle more often than other women with being overweight. Sadhbh O'sullivan, refinery29.com, "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Fuelled My Eating Disorder," 10 Sep. 2020 Women often rely on birth control for medical needs other than, or in addition to, preventing pregnancy; conditions treated by oral contraceptives include endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "USPS delays threaten women’s access to birth control," 27 Aug. 2020 Already, the pandemic has meant putting her research into the genetic underpinnings of reproductive diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome on hold. Shraddha Chakradhar, STAT, "‘I feel like I am not welcome’: Medical, doctoral students from abroad grapple with uncertainty from new ICE rules," 10 July 2020 The initial idea for Tia came from my own experience struggling to navigate the health care system while going through a three-year-long polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis process in my early twenties. Rachel King, Fortune, "The Coronavirus Economy: Tia Clinic’s CEO on running a women’s health clinic during a pandemic," 28 May 2020

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Polycystic ovary syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polycystic%20ovary%20syndrome. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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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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