hypoandrogenism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hypo- +‎ androgen +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

hypoandrogenism (plural hypoandrogenisms)

  1. (medicine) An abnormally low level of androgens.
    • 1986, Emil Steinberger, ‎G. Frajese, ‎Anna Steinberger, Reproductive Medicine[1], page 135:
      Thus, hypoandrogenisms, even though slight, probably cause an alteration of the epididymal function, even though no corresponding alteration is observable in the functioning of other glands.
    • 2015 July 9, Vitaly A. Kushnir et al., “Relative importance of AMH and androgens changes with aging among non-obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome”, in Journal of Ovarian Research[2], volume 8, DOI:10.1186/s13048-015-0175-x:
      For example, if non-obese PCOS patients despite seemingly normal androgen levels, indeed, suffer from relative hypoandrogenism, [] androgen supplementation may help in improving oocyte/embryo quality and fertility treatment outcomes.