Polycystic ovary disease


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

Polycystic ovary disease

A condition in which a woman has little or no menstruation, is infertile, has excessive body hair, and is obese. The ovaries may contain several cysts.
References in periodicals archive ?
If this ratio is greater than two to three, you could suspect polycystic ovary disease," Dr.
The study involved 112 women with primary infertility and typical symptoms of polycystic ovary disease who failed ovulation induction treatments for at least six cycles.
women, polycystic ovary disease is the most common source of infertility.
In the December 1999 METABOLISM, Glueck's team unveiled the mechanism by which polycystic ovary disease jeopardizes pregnancies.
Reports associating valproate use with polycystic ovary disease and olanzapine use with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus-both conditions that may be the sequelae of insulin resistance--suggest that a derangement of insulin metabolism may be responsible for the weight gain seen with these drugs.