Definitions for "Polycystic ovarian disease"
Condition in which the ovaries develop multiple small cysts; it is often associated with abnormal or absent ovulation and, accordingly, with infertility.
Also known as hyperandrogenic anovulation, this is a condition where multiple cysts are found on your ovaries. It typically prevents ovulation.
Another name for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), in addition to polycystic ovaries, Sclerocystic Ovarian Disease, Stein-Leventhal Syndrome and Chronic Anovulatory Syndrome. It is the most common female endocrine (hormonal) disorder and is characterized by multiple abnormal ovarian cysts. The classic triad of obesity, hirsutism and irregular anovulatory cycles occurs in only one third of women with PCOS.