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masculinize

 [mas´ku-lĭ-nīz]
to produce normal secondary sex characters in a male.
to produce male secondary sex characters in a female.

mas·cu·li·nize

(mas'kyū-li-nīz'),
To confer the qualities or characteristics peculiar to the male.

masculinize

(măs′kyə-lə-nīz′)
tr.v. masculin·ized, masculin·izing, masculin·izes
1. To cause to have qualities that are perceived as masculine: a work environment that is masculinized.
2. To cause (a female) to assume masculine characteristics, as through the influence of hormones.

mas′cu·lin·i·za′tion (-lə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

mas·cu·li·nize

(mas'kyū-li-nīz)
To confer the qualities or characteristics peculiar to the male.

masculinize

to produce masculine qualities in the female or in the sexually maturing male.
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There are absolute contraindications to masculinizing hormone therapy, however, including pregnancy, unstable coronary artery disease, and untreated polycythemia with a hematocrit >55%.
Patients receiving masculinizing hormone therapy should be monitored every 3 months during the first year and once or twice a year thereafter, with a focused history (including mood symptoms), physical exam (including weight and blood pressure), and labs (including complete blood count, liver function, renal function, and lipids) at each visit.
31,32) Some experts recommend starting to test BMD at age 50 for patients receiving masculinizing hormones, given the unknown effect of testosterone on bone density.
You explain that testosterone can be prescribed for masculinizing effects, and describe the expected effects--more facial and body hair, a deeper voice and greater muscle mass, among others--and review the likely time frame
A Swedish study of eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) points to yet another masculinizing influence.
We therefore hypothesized that masculinizing components in the effluent were causing the male-biased broods.
Taking the findings of induced male secondary sex characters into consideration, we have extensive evidence for the presence of masculinizing agents in pulp and paper mill effluents.
Exposed females developed a male-like coloration, suggesting that masculinizing compounds are present in the effluent.
The bacteria, says Rigaud, "feminize" an embryonic wood louse that is genetically male by disrupting the production or effects of masculinizing hormones during its development.
Biology-oriented researchers point to mounting evidence linking homosexuality to a gene or genes, prenatal exposure to excessive amounts of masculinizing or feminizing hormones, and changes in brain structure.
Finally, a series of studies now under way at the University of West Florida in Pensacola is looking at the masculinizing effects of paper mill wastes on female fish.
The testes, in turn, produce a cocktail of masculinizing hormones that influnce gender-related developmental path-ways throughout a man's life.