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masculinization

 [mas″ku-lin-ĭ-za´shun]
1. the normal induction or development of male secondary sex characters in the male.
2. the induction or development of male secondary sex characters in the female or prepubertal male.
3. the condition of having such sex characters. Called also virilization.

vir·i·li·za·tion

(vir'i-li-zā'shŭn),
Production or acquisition of virilism.

virilization

(vîr′ə-lĭ-zā′shən)
n.
Development of male secondary sexual characteristics.

vir′il·ize′ (-ə-līz′) v.

virilization

Physical changes in a ♀ 2º to androgen excess Clinical Hirsutism, temporal balding, deepened voice, acne, enlarged clitoris and clitoral index–ratio between the sagittal and transverse diameters of the clitoris; the androgen excess may be
1. Adrenal, due to Cushing's syndrome, congenital enzyme deficiency–eg, 11– or 21–hydroxylase deficiency or neoplasia, either benign or malignant or.
2. Ovarian, due to hyperplasia–eg, polycystic ovaries or tumors–eg, arrhenoblastoma, steroid cell tumors or gynandroblastoma. Cf Hermaphroditism, Intersex, Precocious puberty, Virilism.

vir·i·li·za·tion

(vir'i-lī-zā'shŭn)
Production or acquisition of virilism.
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In aromatase deficiency, the accumulated androgens may cause signs of maternal virilisation (acne, deep voice, clitoral enlargement) during pregnancy.
Similarly, for an apparent female the degree of virilisation shall be classified according to Prader's stages (Figure-2).17 Hyperpigmentation of the genital skin and nipples may occur due to excessive adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).
The Prader scoring system was used to determine the degree of external virilisation. [12]
Out of 25 Patients With Associated Abnormality Number of Patients Hypertriglyceridaemia 14 patients (56%) PCOS 03 patients (12%) Virilisation features 01 patient (4%) Obesity 02 patients (8%) Table 4.
(12) These mutations may result in different levels of sensitivity to androgens, leading to virilisation at puberty, despite childhood development as female with respect to the genitalia.
Treatment was started with testosterone to induce virilisation with encouraging results.
In adult women, NC-CAH may manifest with signs of virilisation, including hirsutism, acne, frontal alopecia, clitoromegaly, male pattern hair growth or deepening of voice.
La virilisation des organes genitaux externes s'effectue a partir de la 8[sup.e] semaine et necessite la secretion de testosterone et de dihydrotestosterone par les cellules de Leydig[sup.2].
On examination, patient had virilisation. Uterus was 32 weeks size, relaxed with cephalic presentation.
Out of Five three patients had virilisation symptoms.
Females present with spectrum of conditions like genital virilisation (eg: clitoromegaly, labioscrotal fusion, urogenital sinus) because of increased androgen production beginning in-utero.
(4) Our patient presented with nonspecific symptoms, without any features of virilisation.