polycystic ovary syndrome

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polycystic ovary syndrome

a hormonal disorder in which the Graafian follicles in the ovary fail to develop completely so that they are unable to ovulate, remaining as multiple cysts that distend the ovary. The result is infertility, obesity, and hirsutism
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Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition of unexplained hyperandrogenic chronic anovulation that affects at least 4% of women of reproductive age.