- n. medicine An abnormally high production of androgens.
- From hyper- + androgen + -ism. (Wiktionary)
“The IAAF became the first international sports federation on Tuesday to approve new rules on the eligibility of female athletes with "hyperandrogenism" - a condition involving overproduction of male sex hormones.”
“The incident generated anger from the South African public and government, who rallied behind the athlete, and sparked a major gender review by the IAAF, which in April introduced new eligibility rules for women athletes with excessive male hormones, a medical condition known as hyperandrogenism.”
“Several studies have reported the association of the SNP rs2414096 in the CYP19 gene with hyperandrogenism, which is one of the clinical manifestations of polycystic ovary syndrome”
“The IAAF said Friday it was still working on rules for "hyperandrogenism," a condition characterized by excessive production of male hormones.”
“It is important to note the more serious health risks associated with hyperandrogenism (high testosterone levels) in females.”
“* Insulin resistance and leptin resistance stimulate accumulation of more weight, make weight loss more difficult, and induce hyperandrogenism (excessive levels of male hormones) and other symptoms of PCOS.”
“Women with hyperandrogenism will be eligible to compete in female competition if their androgen levels are below the men's range or, if within the male range, they have an androgen resistance which means they derive no competitive advantage, the IAAF said.”
“The IAAF said it has appointed a panel of international medical experts to review any hyperandrogenism cases.”
“The IAAF is also working to set up new rules concerning natural hyperandrogenism in females, also known as high levels of androgens.”
“These implications include insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and hyperandrogenism in women.”
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