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Glossary Terms

Adrenal Androgens

Male hormones produced by the adrenal gland that, when found in excess, may lead to fertility problems in both men and women. Excess androgens in the woman may lead to the formation of male secondary sex characteristics and the suppression of LH and FSH production by the pituitary gland. Elevated levels of androgens may be found in women with polycystic ovaries or a tumor in the pituitary gland, adrenal gland, or ovary. May also be associated with excess prolactin levels.

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