polycystic ovarian syndrome


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polycystic ovarian syndrome

[‚päl·ē‚sis·tik ō‚ver·ē·ən ′sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A disorder in which the ovaries are bilaterally enlarged with multiple follicular cysts due to abnormal regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. Symptoms include amenorrhea, menstrual abnormalities, infertility, and hirsutism.
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