A Unifying Concept for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
In attempting to unify the concepts presented in this book, this chapter first discusses the nomenclature of the disorder and what the disorder should be called. In addition, a hypothesis is presented in an attempt to unify various concepts and reconcile the differences presented by the many investigators who have studied the disorder. While an in-depth discussion of pathophysiology is not possible, an overview of the major features possibly contributing to the disorder is presented.
KeywordsLuteinizing Hormone Polycystic Ovary Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Unify Concept
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