Meaning of hypogonadism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈɡəʊnadɪz(ə)m/

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mass nounMedicine
  • Reduction or absence of hormone secretion or other physiological activity of the gonads (testes or ovaries).

    ‘Medical disorders such as Cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism and hypogonadism rarely cause obesity.’
    • ‘Accordingly, we determined prevalence and impact of hypogonadism on health-related quality of life in men with COPD.’
    • ‘The causes of osteoporosis in men include hypogonadism, glucocorticoid excess, medications and lifestyle factors.’
    • ‘Measurements of thyroid hormone and cortisol levels should be considered because hypogonadism may occur with pituitary aplasia.’
    • ‘Routine laboratory screening for hypogonadism is not recommended in patients without clinical symptoms or signs.’