androgen insensitivity syndrome


androgen insensitivity syndrome
resistance of target organs in males to the action of androgens; the result is any of a spectrum from normal-appearing male phenotypes to female phenotype; see complete androgen insensitivity s., partial androgen insensitivity s., and mild androgen insensitivity s.

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  • Androgen insensitivity syndrome — Classification and external resources AIS results when the function of the androgen receptor (AR) is impaired. The AR protein (pictured) mediates the effects of androgens in the human body. ICD 10 E …   Wikipedia

  • androgen insensitivity syndrome — AIS an X linked (see sex linked) disorder in which the body does not react to androgens because of structural abnormalities in androgen receptors. In its most extreme form, complete AIS (formerly known as testicular feminization syndrome), there… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • androgen insensitivity syndrome — a form of pseudohermaphroditism in which an individual who is genetically male (XY) has female external genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics but lacks female reproductive organs; testes are present internally. The syndrome is an X… …   Medical dictionary

  • Androgen insensitivity syndrome, complete — A genetic disorder that makes XY fetuses insensitive (unresponsive) to androgens (male hormones). Instead, they are born looking externally like normal girls. Internally, there is a short blind pouch vagina and no uterus, fallopian tubes or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome — Classification and external resources AIS results when the function of the androgen receptor (AR) is impaired. The AR protein (pictured) mediates the effects of androgens in the human body. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Mild androgen insensitivity syndrome — Classification and external resources AIS results when the function of the androgen receptor (AR) is impaired. The AR protein (pictured) mediates the effects of androgens in the human body. ICD 10 E …   Wikipedia

  • Partial androgen insensitivity syndrome — Classification and external resources AIS results when the function of the androgen receptor (AR) is impaired. The AR protein (pictured) mediates the effects of androgens in the human body. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome — A genetic disorder that makes XY fetuses insensitive (unresponsive) to androgens (male hormones). Instead, they are born looking externally like normal girls. Internally, there is a short blind pouch vagina and no uterus, fallopian tubes or… …   Medical dictionary

  • partial androgen insensitivity syndrome — a type of androgen insensitivity syndrome of less severity than the complete androgen insensitivity syndrome, with genetic males having decreased sensitivity of target tissues to androgen. Affected boys are often born with ambiguous genitalia,… …   Medical dictionary

  • mild androgen insensitivity syndrome — (MAIS) the least severe form of androgen insensitivity syndrome; affected males have normal male genitalia but may be infertile. Some develop gynecomastia and are at risk for breast cancer. Called also minimal androgen insensitivity s …   Medical dictionary


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