Stein-Leventhal syndrome


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Related to Stein-Leventhal syndrome: Pcos, Polycystic ovarian disease

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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[6] The PCOS that entitles a unique attention was first described in 1935 by Stein and Leventhal, and this condition is also known as polycentric ovaries, sclerocystic ovarian disease, Stein-Leventhal syndrome, chronic anovulatoy syndrome, and polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD).
To a clinician, this scenario is an obvious sign of a common disorder in women (8% prevalence) called Stein-Leventhal syndrome (polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOS).
"Defective Biosynthesis ofOvarian Steroids in the Stein-Leventhal Syndrome." BMJ 1961;1(5241):1724-1727.