n. reduced activity of the testes or ovaries (Medicine)

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  • hypogonadism — n. impaired function of the gonads (testes or ovaries), causing absence or inadequate development of the secondary sexual characteristics. This may be due to a disorder of the gonads or to lack of secretion of the pituitary gonadotrophins… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hypogonadism — noun incompetence of the gonads (especially in the male with low testosterone); results in deficient development of secondary sex characteristics and (in prepubertal males) a body with long legs and a short trunk • Hypernyms: ↑incompetence •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypogonadism — /huy peuh goh na diz euhm, gon a /, n. Pathol. 1. diminished hormonal or reproductive functioning in the testes or the ovaries. 2. a manifestation of this, as delayed pubescence or Klinefelter s syndrome. Also, hypogonadia /huy poh goh nad ee… …   Universalium

  • hypogonadism — noun A defect of the reproductive system that results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes) …   Wiktionary

  • hypogonadism — Inadequate gonadal function, as manifested by deficiencies in gametogenesis and/or the secretion of gonadal hormones; results in atrophy or deficient development of secondary sexual characteristics and, when occurring in prepubertal males, in… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypogonadism — [ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ) gəʊnadɪz(ə)m] noun Medicine reduction or absence of hormone secretion or other physiological activity of the gonads (testes or ovaries). Derivatives hypogonadal adjective hypogonadic noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypogonadism — hy·po·gonad·ism …   English syllables

  • hypogonadism — hy•po•gon•ad•ism [[t]ˌhaɪ pəˈgoʊ næˌdɪz əm, ˈgɒn æ [/t]] n. Pathol. 1) pat diminished hormonal or reproductive functioning in the testes or the ovaries 2) pat a manifestation of this, as delayed pubescence • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • hypogonadotropic hypogonadism — hypogonadism due to lack of gonadotropin secretion; either luteinizing hormone or follicle stimulating hormone or both may be deficient; it may also be caused by lack of secretion of gonadotropin releasing hormone, as in Kallmann syndrome. Called …   Medical dictionary

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