pseudohermaphroditism

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pseudohermaphroditism

[¦sü·dō·hər′maf·rə·də‚tiz·əm]
(physiology)
A condition in humans which simulates hermaphroditism, with gynandry in females and androgyny in males.
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Female pseudohermaphrodites have ovaries, female genital ducts, and masculinized external genitalia.
One standard endocrinology textbook says that in deciding whether to give a male pseudohermaphrodite a male sex assignment, "The basic questions to ask are 1) will the child be able to urinate standing?
Sexual behavior in adult gonadectomized female pseudohermaphrodite, female, and male rhesus macaques treated with estradiol benzoate and testosterone propionate.
The deficiency forms of CAH which are associated with male pseudohermaphrodite include 21a-hydroxylase and to a lesser extent 11[beta]-hydroxylase; with female pseudohermaphrodite include 17[alpha]-hydroxylase, 17,20 lyase, 3[beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, and cholesterol 20,22 desmolase; while CAH forms which are associated with hypertension include 17[alpha]-hydroxylase and 11[beta]-hydroxylase deficiency.
Therefore, abnormalities in sex differentiation can occur which may lead to true hermaphrodites, pseudohermaphrodites and gonadal dysgenesis etc5.