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adrenogenital syndrome


Definition: generic designation for a group of disorders caused by congenital adrenocortical hyperplasia characterized by masculinization of women, feminization of men, sexual ambiguity or precocious sexual development of children; representative of excessive or abnormal secretory patterns of adrenocortical steroids, especially those with androgenic or estrogenic effects.

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