Definition of Hypogonadism

1. 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.

Specialized synonyms: Eunuchoidism, Male Hypogonadism, Kallman's Syndrome
Generic synonyms: Incompetence

Definition of Hypogonadism

1. Noun. A defect of the reproductive system that results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hypogonadism

1. A condition resulting from or characterised by abnormally decreased functional activity of the gonads, with retardation of growth and sexual development. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypogonadism

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Literary usage of Hypogonadism

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1. Practical Organotherapy: The Internal Secretions in General Practice by Henry Robert Harrower (1922)
"In both instances, the essential sex glands are functionally inactive, and there is present the same hypogonadism that we find in the pathological ..."

2. Essays on the Internal Secretions, 1920: Comprising the Winning by Henry Robert Harrower (1921)
"hypogonadism may be amenable to organotherapy even in elderly men, and the fundamental ... rather than hypogonadism alone, and if we must treat it, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"These observations suggest that the pituitary may normally be held in check by secretions of the gonads, and * "Hyper-" and "hypogonadism" are proposed as ..."

4. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"This mechanism explains the hypogonadism that follows chronic physical or ... It also explains the hypogonadism resulting from chronic inflammatory disease; ..."

5. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"Most boys bom with a small phallus will have hypogonadism as adults. A much more common problem in pediatrie endocrinology is the young teenager with short ..."

6. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Young men with Zn deficiency exhibited hypogonadism with impaired development of secondary sexual characteristics (58); general signs and symptoms in humans ..."

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