Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

(Science: endocrinology) a genetic disorder present at birth characterised by a deficiency of the hormones aldosterone and cortisol and an overproduction of male sex Hormones (androgens). In males this may manifest as enlarged penis, small testes and early development of masculine characteristics. In females features include ambiguous genitalia, failure to menstruate, deep voice and excessive hair.

Origin: gr. Plassein = to form

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