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Reifenstein's syndrome


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(partial androgen insensitivity syndrome) a congenital resistance to androgen hormones (see androgen insensitivity syndrome) resulting in poor development of the male sexual characteristics, which often becomes more obvious at puberty. Some features of feminization may occur (e.g. breast development). E. C. Reifenstein (1908–75), US endocrinologist

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