Meaning of androgen insensitivity in English:

androgen insensitivity


  • Failure of the body to respond normally to androgens, typically caused by a genetic mutation in the androgen receptor, resulting in a range of intersex conditions from incomplete male sexual development to a fully female appearance in an individual having XY chromosomes (testicular feminization); frequently in "androgen insensitivity syndrome".


1960s; earliest use found in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.