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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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It clearly separated hyperandrogenic women from healthy ones, and hypogonadal or androgen-blocked patients from healthy men.
The CAS has asked IAAF to come up with scientific evidences within a two- year period to prove that hyperandrogenic females are at an advantage compared to those with lower androgen levels.
Hyperandrogenic anovulation (PCOS): a unique disorder of insulin action associated with an increased risk of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
It is by far the most common cause of hyperandrogenic anovulatory infertility and was described more than half a century ago.
Secondary amenorrhea in the background of hyperandrogenic hypogonadism can be due to PCOS, nonclassical (late-onset) congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), or Cushing syndrome.
Some authors suggest that women with hyperandrogenic syndromes may be at an increased risk for mood disorders due to an association between elevated androgen levels and depression (21,22).
Effects of metformin on insulin resistance in obese and hyperandrogenic women.
Effects of traditional herbal medicines on serum testosterone levels and its induction of regular ovulation in hyperandrogenic and oligomenorrheic women (author's transl), Nippon Sanka Fujinka Gakkai Zasshi 34:7;939-44.
Elevated serum bisphenol A levels under hyperandrogenic conditions may be caused by decreased UDP-glucuronosyltransferase activity.