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n. excessive secretion of androgen in women. It is associated with hirsutism, acne, sparse or infrequent menstruation (oligomenorrhoea), absent or infrequent ovulation, infertility, endometrial hyperplasia, hyperlipidaemia, hyperglycaemia, and hypertension; all these conditions may be the result of mutations in specific genes. See also virilization.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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