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Introduction: Virilism

Description of Virilism

Virilism (medical condition): Masculinization - enhancement of male secondary...more »

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Virilism: abnormal development of secondary male sexual characteristics such as facial hair; in females, can be caused by androgen secretion by adrenal cortex.
Source: Diseases Database

Virilism: abnormal possession of mature masculine somatic characteristics by a girl, woman, or prepubescent; may be present at birth or may appear first later in life, depending on its cause; it may be relatively mild (hirsutism) or severe; commonly the result of gonadal or adrenocortical dysfunction, or may be produced by androgenic therapy.
Source: CRISP

Virilism: Development of male secondary SEX CHARACTERISTICS in the FEMALE. It is due to the effects of androgenic metabolites of precursors from endogenous or exogenous sources, such as ADRENAL GLANDS or therapeutic drugs.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Virilism as a Disease

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Virilism: Related Diseases

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