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/hy·per·an·dro·gen·ism/ (-an´dro-jen-izm) the state of having excessive secretion of androgens, as in congenital adrenal hyperplasia.


Excessive secretion of androgens (male sex hormones).

hyperandrogenism (hī´pərandroj´-əniz´əm),

n a state characterized or caused by an excessive secretion of androgens by the adrenal cortex, ovaries, or testes. The clinical significance in males is negligible, so the term is used most commonly with reference to the female. The common manifestations in women are hirsutism and virilism. Hyperandrogenism is often caused by either ovarian or adrenal diseases.


a cause of perianal gland hyperplasia and tail gland hyperplasia in male dogs; seborrheic skin disease and alopecia may also occur.
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Rotterdam Criteria for the Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Rotterdam Criteria 2004 [4] Exclusion of other androgen excess or related disorders Includes two of the following: * Clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism * Oligo-ovulation or anovulation * Polycystic ovaries Table II.
Despite this, South African middle distance runner Semenya and Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who also has hyperandrogenism, are likely to be able to compete in year's world championships, where Semenya is expected to win her third 800m title to add to her Olympics golds from 2012 and 2016.
None of the women included as controls had thyroid dysfunction, a history of infrequent menses or amenorrhea or clinical sign of hyperandrogenism.
From 2009 to 2016 the IAAF successfully imposed its policy on hyperandrogenism, affecting approximately 30 female athletes.
On July 24, 2015, the court permitted Chand to return to competition, ruling that the IAAF had failed to prove the benefit of higher testosterone levels: "There is presently insufficient evidence about the degree of the advantage," the court wrote, as it suspended the hyperandrogenism regulations for two years.
This has had quite an impact on Semenya, with her condition known as hyperandrogenism, which naturally increases her levels of testosterone.
Her historic victory over IAAF's discriminatory hyperandrogenism clause has been hailed as one of the biggest developments in the history of athletics.
Hence, Letrozole by inhibiting this aromatase enzyme, leads to hyperandrogenism and PCOS4.
PCOS is characterized by both hormonal and metabolic disorders, and the disorder itself could be characterized as hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation in the absence of the pituitary and adrenal pathology.
It could be concluded from this comparison that both the inositol isoforms are effective in improving the ovarian function and metabolism of women with PCOS, although myo-inositol showed the greater impact on the metabolic profile and D-chiro-inositol affected more positively the hyperandrogenism measurements.
Dysregulation of cytochrome P450 p17, the androgen-forming enzyme in both adrenal glands and the ovaries, is the central pathogenic mechanism underlying hyperandrogenism in PCOS [5].