Androgen ablation: Treatment designed to suppress or block the production of male hormones. Androgen suppression can be achieved by surgical removal of the testicles, by taking female sex hormones, or by taking other drugs called antiandrogens. Also called androgen suppression.
- Androgen suppression
Androgen suppression: Treatment designed to suppress or block the production of male hormones. Androgen suppression can be achieved by surgical removal of the testicles, by taking female sex hormones, or by taking other drugs called antiandrogens. Also called androgen ablation.
- Androgen insensitivity syndrome, complete
Androgen insensitivity syndrome, complete: A genetic disorder that makes XY fetuses insensitive (unresponsive) to androgens (male hormones). Instead, they are born looking externally like normal girls. Internally, there is a short blind-pouch vagina and no uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. There are testes in the abdomen or the inguinal canal. The complete androgen insensitivity syndrome […]
Androgenic: Pertaining to the development of male characteristics, including body hair, the genital organs and muscle mass. “Androgenic” is the adjective form of the noun “androgen,” a word referring to any of the male hormones, including testosterone and androsterone. Androgenic development — that is, the development of male characteristics — begins in puberty, the time […]
- Android pelvis
Android pelvis: There are significant differences in the anatomy of the pelvis in the female and male. The android or male pelvis is more robust, narrower, and taller than the female pelvis. The angle of the male pubic arch and the sacrum are narrower as well. The female pelvis is more delicate, wider and not […]
Andrology: The branch of medicine concerned with men’s health, particularly male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Andrology is literally the study of man (Greek andros, man). It is the male counterpart of gynecology.