Stein-Leventhal syndrome


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Stein-Leventhal syndrome

[′stīn ′lev·ən‚thȯl ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms characterized by amenorrhea or abnormal uterine bleeding or both, enlarged polycystic ovaries, frequently hirsutism, and occasionally retarded breast development.
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Defective Biosynthesis ofOvarian Steroids in the Stein-Leventhal Syndrome.
The syndrome, previously called Stein-Leventhal Syndrome after the physicians who first characterized it in the 1930s, usually presents when a woman is in her 20s or 30s, with irregular or absent periods.
The polycystic ovary syndrome was then called the Stein-Leventhal syndrome, which was first described in 1935.