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Title: Polycystic ovary syndrome
Authors: Vassallo, Josanne
Craus, Sara
Authors: Malta Medical Students Association (MMSA)
Keywords: Polycystic ovary syndrome
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Vassallo, J., & Craus, S. (2014). Polycystic ovary syndrome. The Synapse, 13(1), 14
Abstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), previously referred to as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a worldwide disorder affecting about one fifth of women in their reproductive years. It causes disturbances in reproductive, endocrine and metabolic functions. PCOS is the focus of a great deal of research and studies indicate that its prevalence is on the increase. The main characteristics of PCOS are ovulatory dysfunction, hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance and obesity but one need to investigate and exclude other functional disorders which may resemble PCOS. A key feature of the PCOS is an increased level of luteinizing hormone (LH) which may prevent the maturation of the ovum when it completes the first meiotic division and may thus be responsible for causing infertility in some women
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The Synapse, Volume 13, Issue 1

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